Coming up to 24 years living with Type 1 diabetes. Can’t imagine life without it now but I certainly have days where it’s tough but physically & emotionally. I think having those days is OK. It’s normal. I see that now but for years I would hear stories of how wonderful everyone was getting on with their diabetes & checkups. Don’t get me wrong it’s fantastic but on another level I felt very lonely, and isolated. I would always ask why can’t I manage my diabetes as well as they do. Am I the only one getting this wrong & struggling. Thankfully I got back on track & have great support. It’s important to be honest & open when those tough days hit you.

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