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Sheila Roberts

I was diagnosed and hospitalized on my 18th birthday in 1974. I remember how mad I was that they would not let me have cake on my birthday. Determined not to ever let this diagnosis stop me, I went away to college four month later with insulin and syringes, became a certified scuba diver in 1978, sailed solo catamarans, lived by myself, became a CPA, married a US Naval Officer and lived in San Diego in the mid 1980s to 1990s. The help of wonderful research endocrinologists at UCSD and Scripps Research Clinic allowed me to have two natural children and laser therapy on my retinas to save my vision to this day. Technology continues to change and I am blessed to be able to stay up with it. Insulin pumps since 1998, interfacing pumps to CGMs since 2016. I have surpassed the actuarial mortality table and praise our Lord for all I have received in this life.

Thriving with T1D
since 1974

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