I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7. I don't remember life before diabetes....and honestly, I think that's for the best. My mom is my best friend in the whole world, mainly because she's the only person that understands me and the struggle I have with my diabetes. She's also an amazing lady. It just happens that the diabetes is what has caused us to maintain our close relationship. I was put on a pump at the age of 14, and it has been amazing. Unfortunately, the pump is very old now (8 years old!) and I really need a new one. I don't know what kind to get. Any suggestions?
I went to College of Charleston and majored in biology. Now I work at the Medical University of South Carolina in cardiology doing research. While I do love my job, it can cause some problems for handling my diabetes. I eventually want to go to graduate school of some type, I'm just not sure exactly what it is I want to do.
I just found this website, and I joined to hopefully find some people that understand and help support me. I've lived my entire life around non-diabetics. It will be good to be able to meet and talk with some people that REALLY understand, and don't just pretend.
I love to meet new people, so feel free to send me a message! Can't wait to talk to you!