What does daily life with Type 1 diabetes look like?
It looks like testing blood sugar eight to ten times every day (and night).
It looks like calculating every gram of food eaten for every meal and snack.
It looks like being connected to a life-sustaining medical device around the clock.
It looks like countless needle pokes for infusion sets, injections, and blood draws.
It looks like cupboards and fridges filled with boxes of prescriptions.
It looks like ketone sticks and insulin pens for incidents of high blood sugar.
It looks like glucose tablets stashed everywhere for incidents of low blood sugar.
It looks like always being prepared for an emergency situation.
It looks like piles of medical waste created every couple of days.
It looks like the chaos created when trying to imitate a functioning pancreas.
But sometimes, when everything falls into place, it looks like perfection.