So I've had diabetes since I was four years old, got diagnosed on New Years eve. I still remember sitting in the hospital bed looking out my window and seeing the fireworks. I was so upset that I didn't get to go out with my mom and sister and have fun! I'm glad I got diagnosed at such a young age though. because I really have no memory of what it's like to be "normal" and not have diabetes. I've made some pretty big fu*% ups as far as taking care of myself goes. I kinda stopped caring all through my high school years and probably checked my blood sugar about ten times throughout the entire 4 years I was there. That is not an exaggeration, seriously. I kept my sugars perma-high, and now I'm paying dearly for it. I'm a total control freak now about my sugars and I'm proud to say I'm in control again but that doesn't make these damn complications go away! Between nerve damage, low blood pressure, and retinopathy I feel like a 60 year old lady trapped in a 21 year olds body, but I don't let it get me down :) I still think diabetes sucks and I am confident that there will be a cure someday. Maybe not in my lifetime, but I know it will happen.