I was diagnosed 3 months before I turned 2 in December of 1998. I was on shots for most of my life until about 3 or 4 years ago when I switched over to the pump. I have a minimed insulin pump and haven't always loved it at all!! However the pump is better for most to regulate your levels and several people have told me so!
I'm about to be 14 on March 12th and at times I hate being diabetic since I'm the only one with it in my grade but I always try to remember when I was little and used to say that I was the one with diabetes for a reason and that I loved having it! I hope that everyone with diabetes could have that same attitude as I did when I was little or even some times now!!