Diagnosed age 6 in 1998.
The most challenging thing about having diabetes is that you can't ever switch it off or have a break.
Emma was diagnosed with with type 1 diabetes in 1998 when she was 6 years old, right after her family moved from Finland to the USA. She started off with insulin injections but received an insulin pump after two years. Here, she shares her experience with mental health problems due to struggling to manage her diabetes.