Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

With a unique outlook on his disease, Adam shares his T1D experience with all who will listen. “Being outgoing is my way of spreading awareness of the effects of type 1 diabetes, and I am never embarrassed to answer a serious question. I view this disease not as a setback, but as a motivational hurdle to show me how I can overcome major challenges in my life.”

Adam and his sister both have T1D. He loves to swim and run track, and serves as his school golf team’s captain. He has already begun working toward his dream of becoming an endocrinologist by excelling as an honors student and winning first place in his science fair last year, for an innovative project based on the continuous glucose monitor.