Joshua

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Age: 15
Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

What do T1D and golf, Joshua’s favorite sport, have in common? More than you’d think. “Diabetes and golf are both games of numbers. In T1D, it’s all about what my blood sugar is. In golf, it’s all about how far out you are from the hole,” he explains. “Both need a lot a fine–tuning.” Joshua demonstrates the same measured commitment to T1D advocacy as he does golf: He’s even delivered the keynote address at the Jonathan P. Altman Golf Classic, benefiting JDRF. Joshua loves basketball and tennis, and has demonstrated his engineering prowess as a member of the robotics team. In the future, he says, “I want to be a scientist and combine my interests in science and technology to create new cures and technologies to help kids with type 1 diabetes.”

READ JOSHUA’S LATEST NEWS:

“Local youths to discuss type 1 diabetes with Members of Congress”  May 6, 2015,  Our Town Newspaper, Nyack, NY