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2023 Delegates from Iowa

  • Lucy

    Iowa, 2023

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Lucy has participated in several research studies since she was diagnosed with T1D at age 6. “I participate in any study I qualify for... Read More

  • Reese

    Iowa, 2023

    Age: 10 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Reese is very excited that she made the swim team this year, and is grateful for her continuous glucose monitor that allows her mom... Read More

2019 Delegates from Iowa

  • Claire

    Iowa, 2019

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Claire is making big things happen. Her busy schedule includes cheerleading, student council, Key Club, the school play, Speech Club, choir, concert band,... Read More

  • Hattie

    Iowa, 2019

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 2

    Hattie is a busy girl with a wide variety of interests. She plays piano and softball, dances, bakes and plays video games. On... Read More

  • Theo

    Iowa, 2019

    Age: 4 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 1

    Every day at Theo’s house is Halloween! Theo loves dressing up and pretending he is a superhero or dinosaur, specifically an ankylosaurus, which... Read More

  • Todd

    Iowa, 2019

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 7

    When Todd was diagnosed with T1D in December 2017, he was scared of all the lifestyle changes that come with the disease. However,... Read More

2017 Delegates from Iowa

  • Corinne

    Iowa, 2017

    Age: 6 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 5

    Corinne is in kindergarten and she enjoys swimming, dancing and creating her own books. She recently joined 4-H Clover Kids and signed up... Read More

  • Tegan

    Iowa, 2017

    Age: 8 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    Last year, Tegan and more than 1,600 of her closest friends led the largest JDRF One Walk team in the Greater Iowa Chapter’s... Read More

2015 Delegates from Iowa

  • Blake

    Iowa, 2015

    Age: 15 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Blake wants to give back, perhaps by becoming an endocrinologist someday. His first goal is to help others. “I dream to make a... Read More

  • Sofie

    Iowa, 2015

    Age: 16 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 8

    One of Sofie’s greatest achievements also represents two of her passions: public speaking and T1D advocacy. As a ninth–grader, she participated in an... Read More

2013 Delegates from Iowa

  • James

    Iowa, 2013

    Age: 9 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 4

    James is one brave nine-year-old boy. He has already participated in various TrialNet trials through the Children’s Hospital of the University of Iowa... Read More

  • Sarah

    Iowa, 2013

    Age: 14 | Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

    Sarah has a lot of experience explaining T1D—to her friends, her schoolmates, her teachers, even members of her family. She even developed a... Read More

2011 Delegates from Iowa

  • Jillian

    Iowa, 2011

    Jillian loves animals and wants to become a veterinarian one day. Diagnosed at age six, she became the sixth person in her family to have type 1 diabetes, including her... Read More

  • Kyler

    Iowa, 2011

    Kyler has learned a lot about managing his diabetes, which helps during his day-to-day activities such as golf, swimming, and mastering computer games. Diagnosed at age two, he also competes... Read More

  • Sydney

    Iowa, 2011

    Sydney epitomizes strength and compassion. Her oldest sister was diagnosed after Sydney was born, and Sydney was diagnosed at age 12. She remembers her mother – who recently passed away... Read More

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