Age at T1D diagnosis: 5
Analeigh draws her strength from her swim team experience. Her signature event is a 20–lap race. “So many people are impressed when they watch me swim and tell me they could never do that, and being able to do that with diabetes is even more impressive,” she says. “Swimming has taught me how to win and lose gracefully, be a part of a team, and set goals for myself.” She’s met many other goals, too. Analeigh is editor–in–chief of her school’s newspaper, an AP and honors student, and a proud member of the top 20 percent of her class. She promotes T1D awareness by speaking to groups and addressing misconceptions about the disease and participates in the Walk. Analeigh has appeared in a national news segment about continuous glucose monitors.
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