My T1DM journey started when I was 6yo, that was 56 years ago. It was the time we used glass syringes, Tes Tape, Benedict's Solution, impure beef and pork insulins.
I was raised by a single parent, and while sometimes difficult, I was encouraged to do anything that I wanted to (play sports, go to college, graduate school, hike the AT, and now...summit mountains).
Now retired from practicing Pharmacy in a clinical setting I have the time to backpack and mountaineer. I am finishing up 50 state high points, with Denali being my last to do.
I can truly say that diabetes has never held me back from anything.