My name is Ana and I have been a T1D for 14 years now (diagnosed at 12). I have been using a pump since I went to uni (for about 8 years now) and I love it!
I have always been very open with all my friends and family about my diabetes and my need to give insulin and all, but the pump just makes everything so much easier for me. It’s easier to adapt to different days (like weekends or school days) and to when you eat several times in a few hours (like a wedding or a party). I don’t think I could live without it now.
Feeling sad or upset about your diabetes is normal sometimes, because you always need to think about it, every time you eat, every day! People will support you in your struggle, but you are the one living with it which can make you feel a bit lonely. Just respect that you will feel like this sometimes and that you are so brave to keep going everyday, because it is really hard. Focus on keeping yourself healthy and doing the best you can!
If you need any help you can always contact me (I’m also a nurse, so I can help with some technical advice)!