Hi everyone! My name is Rossitza and I’m from Sofia, Bulgaria. I’m 25 years old and I’m on my way to getting my Master’s degree in Advertising and Brand management. I have a bachelor degree in French Philology and I have been working for a French company in the IT sector for 3 years now. Since November 2012 I’m also a volunteer at the Bulgarian Diabetes Association – BAD. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 6, so I can’t imagine what it is to live without diabetes anymore. I don’t remember a lot of things from this period, just that one morning I woke up with nausea and stomach pain. We went to my GP and she sent me directly to the endocrinologist. My mom was taking care of my regiment at this time. I can’t imagine what a challenge and how worried my family was - I wasn’t. When I was a little child, diabetes wasn’t a burden for me.