Here's my chance to tell you a little bit about myself.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on 19th April 2012, at the age of 32 - yes that's my 'D-day'. It was a bit of a shock and certainly a lot to think about and adapt to. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition that means my pancreas no longer produces insulin, so I have to inject up to 4 times daily to balance up my sugar levels.
One concern I had about being diabetic, is people being aware should I be in need of medical assistance. This can be a worry as the symptoms of a hypo are appearing to be drunk, or being unconscious. Medical ID jewellery, in the form of bracelets and necklaces, are worn at the main pulse sites so that someone can be made aware and can help you quicker.