Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 10 Stretching boundaries comes easily for Austin, a competitive cyclist who rides hundreds of miles each week. “I push myself to limits not just for me, but for all of those living with type 1 diabetes,” he explains. “Cycling has given me a chance to own my disease and […]
2015 Delegates from Arkansas
Age: 13 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 “I absolutely love getting to promote type 1 diabetes in my community,” shares Isabella. A three–time recipient of the prestigious JDRF Walk Golden Sneaker award, Isabella has proudly promoted T1D awareness on the radio, in her local newspaper, and on the news. She’s also volunteered at a JDRF […]
2013 Delegates from Arkansas
Age: 12 Age at T1D diagnosis: 7 Jonathan understands how closely funding research and finding a cure are intertwined. “We need to find a way to prevent type 1 diabetes so that my kids don’t have to get it. We cannot prevent type 1 diabetes until we know what causes it.” As a JDRF ambassador, […]
Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 9 JDRF has taken Miles to new heights. After a JDRF rock-climbing event, Miles began climbing competitively, and even earned a high ranking in a national event. But an even greater bonus for Miles has been meeting a community of other kids with T1D. “Through JDRF, I have made […]
2011 Delegates from Arkansas
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.