Nikki, 14, from Florida (bottom),
They make a BIG difference with diabetes.
The people you surround yourself with will have a great deal to do with how your life — and your diabetes — is going.
You don't have to be the most popular kid in school; a recent study showed that it's more important to have one or two best buds with whom you feel close. Best friends are your entertainment and your support all in one—or they should be.
A best friend doesn't have to have diabetes, but he or she should have your best interest at heart. He or she should always want you to be well and shouldn't push you to do things you shouldn't do. Your health should be a priority for your friends.