Here's what I know.
I know what it's like to be a child with diabetes, who grew up and didn't know where to turn when she became an adult with diabetes.
And I know that some damage was done.
I know what it's like to have your father breakdown and sob on your shoulder at your sister's funeral, because his daughter died from Type 1 diabetes.
I know what it’s like to look at her face lying in the casket and see your own.
I know what it's like to learn from parents of children with type 1 diabetes - They share with me what my parents would not.
I know what it's like to be an 8 year old who was told the cure was 10 years away, and I remember exactly what I was thinking as I blew out my 18th birthday candles.
I know what it feels like to be in college and suffer from diabetes burnout and isolation.
I know what it's like to be well past college and suffer from diabetes burnout and isolation.
I know what it was like to live in the Diabetes Dark Ages, before the knowledge and power that technology brought us.
And I know some of the causalities of the Diabetes Dark Ages by name.
I know that I will crawl through glass on my knees for a cure and I will continue to help and support any organization that is working towards that cure with every fiber of my being.
But as person who knows that the world is a very lonely place when you turn the corner and become an adult with type 1.
I know that I will also support organizations that will make the world for adults with type 1 less isolated and more welcoming.
And I know that I love and respect my diabetes family very much and I want them to love and respect one another.
To quote a very wise man Named Jeff Hitchcock: Let's all remember that we are not the enemy. The enemy is diabetes.