I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on March 6th, 1986, when I was 2 years old. I'm now 27 and the year is 2011. Photography is a big part of my life and I wanted to do a photo project to commemorate the 25th anniversary of living with this disease.

I didn't know exactly what these photos would turn into when I started. I partly wanted them to be a way to share, but I also wanted to thank all of the friends and family who have helped me along the way. I wouldn't have made it this far without your help and support. Thank you.

This collection is about a lot of things: awareness, struggle, victories, thanks, health care costs, collections, repetition, persistence, and life. Thank you for taking some time to look through it, if you have any questions please use the contact link, or visit the site's Facebook fan page.

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