Hello everyone. I never thought I would have to do something like this, but I have no other option. Before I explain, yes I have a job, and no I’m not lazy. I’m a juvenile diabetic who simply needs some help with medical bills and paying off a loan. Millions of people around the world live with diabetes or know someone living with diabetes. The majority have type 2 diabetes, but an important minority have type 1 diabetes. Contrary to popular belief, type 1 diabetes is not a childhood disease. It occurs at every age, in people of every race, and of every shape and size. In fact, there are more adults who have type 1 diabetes than children, although it was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin at all.. Insulin and other supplies are not cheap, even with insurance. Then if you ever get sick, it’s multiplied times 10 because diabetes affects multiple aspects of your body and life. On top of that I have other supplies and medicine I have to take and use along with my insulin. Without these things, I simply wouldn’t be able to survive. I also pay rent and many other bills, so yes I’m financially struggling. I have dealt with this disease since I was 7 years old. I’ve gone from 5 shots a day to using a new insulin pump. It can be manageable, but the financial burden is starting to take a toll on me in many different ways. A surprisingly large number of people with diabetes are using less insulin than prescribed because of the rising cost of the drug, putting themselves in danger of serious complications. Everyone with Type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin. It is just sad. And this isn’t a disease that is reversible or can be managed lightly. You have to watch yourself every single minute of every day. You have to watch what you eat, how you function on a daily basis. It can be exhausting mentally and physically. I have had a lot happen in my short 24 years of life. From losing my dad at a young age, to being diagnosed with diabetes so young, abusive relationships, you name it. Anything helps, and thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help a girl get back on her feet and deal with this disease the best I can.