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My name is Michelle. I am 20 years old. I was diagnosed when I was 5. When I was diagnosed, everything was really hard. I was upset that I could not eat all of my favorite foods and snacks whenever I wanted. But a year after I was diagnosed, I was able to give myself my shots. I'm now on an Animas pump, and I love it. Everything is so much easier.

I am a college student, and I want to be a teacher. I take baton lessons, spin color guard whenever I get the chance to, and work with kids at a Children's Museum. Being able to do the things I love makes life so much better.

I am involved with a local Diabetes support fund, which helps local diabetics who can't afford their supplies. I love spending all the time I can with my friends and family, especially with my new baby brother!

Michelle can be reached via e-mail at .

Updated September 7, 2009

Michelle (right) with her friends

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