8 years ago I came to this forum for advice, overwhelmed and frightened by the new diagnosis of Type 1 for my little girl. Strangers who had once felt the same offered what they had learned and lent a shoulder to lean on and sometimes cry on. Last week I packed up my very confident, excited and HEALTHY daughter and took her to begin her freshman year at college. Cgm and pump supplies and glucose tabs shared the back seat with laptop, microwave and violin. Diabetes, while challenging, did not hold her back. She thinks it helped to make her more resilient, mature, and compassionate than many of her classmates. It is part of who she is. I think she has this attitude because a large group of strangers with an unwanted common bond helped us. Love to you all, old and new.