Hello Y'all!

I am so relieved to have found tuDiabetes.
For the longest time, I needed to reach out and find more people with Type 1 diabetes who are in my age range (20s-30s). I want to connect with active diabetics who truly understand what I am going through.

After being diagnosed at age 2, I make every effort to live a healthy life and have fun in the process. I've encountered every roadblock imaginable from having Type 1 diabetes, including relationship probs, job discrimination, being without health insurance, DKA, and other complications. That aside, having diabetes can also be seen as a blessing in disguise because it keeps me on top of all my medical needs. I'm exercising and eating better than ever before!

About me: I enjoy music (reggae, classic rock, alternative, punk, metal), concerts, bbq / cooking, sushi, travel, nature, hiking, biking, offroading, tattoo, art, being creative, museums, writing / books, movies, animals, theme parks, and the little things that make life worthwhile. My advice to anyone with diabetes is to take time to stop and smell the roses. Life is so precious and I'm realizing it more and more.

If you're looking for a genuine friend, you've found one in me. Don't be shy and say "hi"!

*~Jessica~*

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Comment by Michael Hoskins on September 15, 2010 at 3:41pm
Hi Jessica! Welcome to TuDiabetes and the bigger Diabetes Online Community! Great to be sharing some online space with you, and I'll look forward to keeping in touch more!
Comment by Doris D on September 15, 2010 at 3:50pm
HI Jessica! I can't say I'm in my 20's or 30's anymore but I can say that 47 is cool! WELCOME to our family and here's hoping you enjoy every minute you have here! Anytime you want an "older" person's prosperctive or just want to talk come on over!
Comment by Dana Clark on September 15, 2010 at 5:17pm
Hey Jessica, you sound too sweet, determined, and you have your crap together. :) What a role model for the Big D. I'm now 40, diagnosed at 25. I decided to live a full as life as possible regardless of this thing. Welcome to TuDiabetes!
Comment by Gerri on September 15, 2010 at 5:18pm
Welcome, Jessica! Glad you're here.
Comment by jconroy on September 15, 2010 at 11:07pm
HI Jessica, I am 24 y/o and new to the community as well. Glad you got to find it, too. They help me everyday. I love all of your interests and your advice. You sound like someone I know I could learn from.

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