Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis:14

When Kabir was diagnosed with T1D, he worried about the changes it would bring to him and his family’s lives and all of the adjustments they would have to make. Kabir was able to get into a routine and return to doing the things he enjoys—participating in varsity sports, playing music and everything else he loved doing prior to his diagnosis. Kabir is very active with the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, from joining the local JDRF One Walk committee, to volunteering his time at the TypeOneNation Summit and other JDRF events. Kabir also currently serves as his Chapter’s recruitment officer, all while maintaining straight A’s in school! What does Kabir hope to accomplish while he’s in D.C.? Progress toward a future where he “never has to prick his finger again, take an injection—and there is a cure for T1D.”


“Charlotte-area teens raising awareness about diabetes are heading to Washington, D.C.,” WCNC, June 12, 2019

“3 Charlotte Teens Advocate for Diabetes Research in Children’s Congress,” Spectrum News, July 15, 2019