Just by looking at someone, you might not be able to tell they have a disability. Diabetes is seen as a disability by the federal government. It is a major life-changing event. I have had type 1 diabetes for forty-four years, since I was three. This story shares my experiences growing up with the disease. Not just the disease itself, but my life which surrounds diabetes. People with diabetes, or maybe other diseases, will be able to understand the constant challenges. I share my story, which includes childhood antics, a discrimination lawsuit, a home invasion, pain felt dealing with diabetes, and life in general. Thank you very much for reading.