My name is Chris and I have been diabetic for about 7 years now. I used to party a lot and drink constantly until I finally came to the realization that I have a disease and I need to treat it as one. I used to always have my diabetes in the back of my mind and would think of myself last and think of having fun partying first. I remember one night of drinking at home(and not eating) I was in my kitchen and passed out from a low sugar and hit my face on the countertop. I sure scared the crap out of my girlfriend and best friend. I was the person closest to them that had diabetes so they have never seen a low sugar "attack" and were pretty freaked out when that happend. From that day forward I have always remembered to eat well when I drink. Notice I didn't say I stopped or slowed my drinking! Over the next couple of years I have slowed my drinking and have begun to keep diabetes in the front of my mind. Like other diabetics say, whether they think about it consciously on not it is there. Over the past few years I have been on insulin injections and was afraid to get on the pump. I think I was mostly afraid to get on it because I would think about how it would affect future relationships and if someone I was interested saw it, it would change their perception of me. Recently I have put that thought aside and have begun insulin pump therapy a few days ago. I think it's the greatest thing ever! I don't have to worry about "shooting up" four times a day, don't have to constantly be eating to cover my insulin, and can have better control over my sugars I would recommend to anyone that asked! I found this website and am glad I did, I am a member of dLife.com and I feel that this site is better and easier to interact with other members of the diabetic community. I look forward to speaking with people that have the same "issues" I look forward to giving as well as receiving advice from experienced people.