Caroline

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Age: 15
Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

Caroline admits to wearing her heart—and her pump—on her sleeve. “This is one of the main reasons I wear my pump on the outside: because I want people to realize that type 1 diabetes does not discriminate and that anyone can get it at any time, and that people/children are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a rapid pace.”

Even with T1D, Caroline sets her own pace—not to mention big goals. In addition to earning an impressive variety of scholastic, athletic, and community awards, she loves to sing. One of Caroline’s aims is to sing the national anthem 100 times before high school graduation. (She’s already up to 49!) What’s her ultimate ambition? Attending Dartmouth College to study chemistry. “I will become a diabetes researcher, finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.”