It sounds like we have a lot in common (in regards to this fun disease!!!) I’m 21, a senior in college, and was diagnosed at 17. I also have hypothyroidism and celiac (which is the woooorst considering I’m obsessed with sweets lol).
I totally feel you on the whole insecurity thing. It’s definitely taken me some time to get a good handle on this and to gain confidence in just testing/taking insulin/doing whatever in public.
I studied abroad last semester and met my first type one friend who was my age. It was soo nice to finally have someone to rant with/cry with/laugh with/talk with about diabetes. I know it sucks most of the time, but we’re lucky because it’s something we can really manage on a day to day basis and still live a healthy life.
I’ll message you!