Hi Everyone! As you may gather from my username, I was diagnosed January 11, 2006. I had just turned 18 the month before and was ending the first semester of my senior year of high school (I was diagnosed literally 1.5 weeks before finals). I'm almost 21 now and still discovering new things about my diabetes every day. Plenty of ups and downs, for example: I moved to Washington, DC four weeks ago and my body is not very happy! I've had to change all my pump settings (correction rate, carb ratio, etc.) and have had at least seven to eight lows each week. I am currently a Junior in college and I have received the opportunity to study in Washington, DC for the semester. With my program came two days each week set aside to intern for an organization of my choosing. I am now starting my third week and have been presented with a task: recruit kids and teens to apply for Children's Congress! I was diagnosed too late for this amazing opportunity, but would love to pass the information along to anyone currently unaware: For those of you that don't know, Children’s Congress organizes over a hundred children from across the country, ages 4-17 and living with type 1, in Washington, DC to meet with members of congress. The goal is to convey to the lawmakers what life is really like for children living with type 1 diabetes. In years past, these children have met with members, testified in front of congress, and more. It can be a great experience for the kids and can have a highly beneficial impact on congress’ overall knowledge about diabetes and the funding necessary for a cure! There is still time to apply so I definitely recommend that anyone interested look into it at http://cc.jdrf.org Please ask any questions you may have! Feel free to reply here or email me directly!!!