My name is Jacob Seltzer, I am 20 years old, and a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes on my half birthday, November 21, 2011 at the age of 15. I have had diabetes for roughly 5 years and I do not let it get in my way. I am currently going into my junior year of college at Stony Brook University as an athletic training major.
Everyone needs an outlet for pent-up energy, frustration and negative emotions. I’m lucky enough to have two excellent catharsises (catharses? catharsisis? you get the idea): Exercise and writing.
After nearly 30 years of living with type-1 diabetes and 20 years teaching patients how to better manage it, a few things have become apparent.