I've been type 1 for almost 36 years, which means approximately 35,000 injections.
I'm one of the fortunate ones in that I haven't suffered any of the debillitating side affects of type 1. I'm fighting fit and healthy, apart from some slight eye damage and minor brain damage from a massive hypo 28 years ago.
Next year I'm walking across the Sahara desert in Morocco for 6 days in the Marathon des Sables. I have 3 goals for this, in addition to the selfish pleasure of seeing the sunrise in the desert. I am using this opportunity to:
1/ show other type 1's that they can still live a full and adventurous life
2/ educate the public about the important difference between type 1 and type 2
3/ raise funds for JDRF to help them find a cure
You can follow along with my training and experiences at my training blog - http://train2gain.biz/My_Sahara_Stroll_2010/home.html - and on Facebook. If anyone can help me get the word out to the media, it will help all type 1's in the world.
Alex of Oz
PS - a late addition after reading other posts - I also have Dupetryns Contracture (ie "Trigger Finger"). And I use pens with Humulin R and Humulin NPH in the morning and Humulin R in the evening