Davis was diagnosed at age six, and says many people don’t fully understand the “behind the scenes” challenges of type 1. His older brother Jett, who was also diagnosed two years ago, at 15, says he had never before realized how difficult the disease can be.
Diagnosed at age one, LeAnne spent ages four through six as the Yuma Bikers Against Diabetes Princess, helping to raise money for children with diabetes and to spread awareness in the community. She’s volunteered at fundraising events and been interviewed about diabetes for newspaper, radio, and television.
One day, Brody’s mom told him, “You are just like Luke Skywalker! You have The Force inside you and you can use it to get through your site changes.” Brody took those words to heart, and used them to find bravery in the face of diabetes’ challenges.
Hugo’s positive outlook on life shines brightly, even as he details the hardships of living with type 1 diabetes since the age of three. His desire to spread awareness about what it’s like to live with type 1 inspired him to become a Children’s Congress delegate.
When Gus was diagnosed at age six, he thought getting diabetes was just part of growing up, like losing baby teeth. That’s because his older brother, Hugo, already had it.
Meredith is a dynamic girl who loves to read (she was the first in her school to read 1,000 pages) and dreams of being a veterinarian. She likes to ride her pony, Cutie Pie, on the family farm, play softball, perform in ballet recitals, and do gymnastics.
Abigail was 18 months old when she was diagnosed. Her father, an active duty captain in the Air Force, was deployed to Pakistan at the time, and was devastated that he couldn’t be at the hospital with his daughter and wife.
Juliana was diagnosed a month before her fourth birthday. Although it isn't always easy, she has been tremendously brave while learning about type 1. She and her family share their story with others and want to do anything they can to help battle this disease.
When she was diagnosed at age 10, Sarah says all she knew about type 1 was that Nick Jonas had it. Since then, she has learned a lot about the disease and says she is grateful to the doctors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), who have guided her in managing her diabetes.
"When I got diabetes, I thought I would never be able to do anything," Aubrey says. "But the truth is that type 1 diabetes only made me stronger." Diagnosed at age 10, she was courageous enough to do a live broadcast in front of her school, telling them that she has type 1 and explaining […]