Type 1 for 39 years, tattooed and counting. In pretty good health and can’t really complain. Live in Phoenix, AZ and work in IT. Being Diabetic is all I’ve known since I was diagnosed so young so I have nothing to compare it with other than “normal” people. Find a doctor that will LISTEN to you, not just treat you like a number. If you hate hospitals and paramedics, make sure the person in your household knows how to resolve issues. Teach them to test your blood sugar, or give a glucose shot (using oranges is a good substitute). Tattoos are fine, piercings are fine just make sure you test before the procedure or some strange events shall occur.
January 15, 2014