My name is Walt. I live in Pittsburgh, PA (GO STEELERS and Bridges!!!). AND I have Type 1 diabetes… I’ve actually only said that last one out loud a couple times before. No it’s not because I was just recently diagnosed. I’ve actually had my T1 for over 13 years now. More than half my life at this point. And for the majority of those 13 years my T1 was my deepest most closely guarded secret. I figured that if I didn’t acknowledge it and NEVER spoke about it, with ANYONE, it would stop being part of me. Just kind of, go away, eventually. Boy was I wrong.
But that was the younger, more rapscallion-ier version of myself. Now that I am older and wiser and more ruggedly handsome, I’ve decided to take this whole T1 thing head on. I definitely have some time to make up. SO that’s why I’m here. To talk about how I came to terms with my beast that calls itself T1 and to get in touch with the diabetes community that, before, I would never admit I was a member of. To finally talk to other people that get it in a way that I never thought anyone else would. Anyway, thanks for checking out my stories and I hope you find one you like.