As you may know type one diabetes is really a huge thing to take care of. Everyday 24/7 we are constantly checking our blood sugars and giving ourselves insulin. It can be a very easy job since we do go through it every day but I know that there days where it can be a very hard job. Recently someone who is very close to me has stopped taking care of herself. It is so frustrating to see her go through this because you would think it could be easy to do. The more I have thought about it the more I kind of understand where she is coming from. When you are the only one around with type one diabetes you really don’t want to just get your kit out and check your blood sugar. You really don’t want to have to worry about it when other people are around so that they won’t have to stare at you or ask so many questions. Sometimes because of thinking about what others think of you, you decide to kind of hide what you have. The more I thought about that the more I was thinking that you shouldn’t care about what you have because it’s something that you have to deal with. You should make this terrible disease into something good in your life (try to at least!!). Make it about you being strong. When you look strong and feel confident about it people will look at you and think that you are. Don’t give up about taking care of yourself because you are strong, you are independent, you are the best person that you can be. Don’t quit and keep it up! You got this!