I’m Mary, from Shanghai, China. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July 2003. At that time I was 18 years old, and busy preparing for the entry exam for my undergraduate studies. In 2011, I was recommended by the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS) to become an Ambassador: Spokesperson for diabetes in China, whilst also completing my Masters in Media and Communications at Peking University and teaching Chinese to students. Now my passion is advocacy for type 1 diabetes.