Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis: 9

Davis is an active musician, playing violin and piano, and singing in choir. He also runs cross country and plays soccer. Davis’ two siblings both have T1D, and he and his brother were diagnosed on the same day. Daily T1D tasks are a family affair in his household. He says, “My siblings and I have to prick our fingers at least five or six times a day to do blood glucose checks, put infusion sites into our bodies every three days, and wake up in the middle of the night for bad blood sugar almost every night.” Davis is active with his local chapter; he has met with his Congressperson and has talked about life with T1D on television. He’s ready to go to Washington, D.C., to outline the importance of funding for T1D research. He explains, “I believe the U.S. Congress should support diabetes-related issues for two reasons: the severity of the disease, and the number of Americans living with it.”