Many college-bound freshmen have the same questions about their new roommate: Will she be messy, drink a lot, have a weird boyfriend? Caroline McEnery, who heads to Boston College this month, has a few extra concerns, such as: Will her roommate mind bunking with someone with diabetes?
"Some people are uncomfortable with seeing someone stick their finger," McEnery says. She has type 1 diabetes - a condition in which her pancreas does not make enough insulin, a hormone that helps the body use glucose for energy. She pricks her finger numerous times a day to obtain a drop of blood to test her blood sugar.
The 18-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., manages her condition on her own and has not allowed diabetes to stop her from achieving her goals, s