Capitol Hill Essentials

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Guide book? Check.
Pajamas? Check.
Test strips? Double check.



Amelia RehrmanBy Amelia Rehrman
(11 years old, Pennsylvania)

When my friends pack for trips with their families, they worry about remembering their swimsuit or their favorite book or an extra pair of socks. For my trip to Washington, D.C., next month—where I will be one of 161 delegates at JDRF Children’s Congress—I’ll be thinking about similar things. But there’s a whole other list of essentials that I can’t forget—all the supplies I need to treat my type 1 diabetes (T1D)!

To help me remember what to pack in my suitcase—and to give you an idea of what it’s like to travel as a person with T1D—I created this video. The other delegates and I have a very important job to do in Washington. We have to stay healthy while we do it!