Age: 13
Age at T1D diagnosis: 12

Considering becoming either a computer engineer for Nintendo or a history professor, Drew is already well on the way to aligning his passions with his profession. He is interested in video games, studying Japanese, Japanese history and working on science projects. His recent science project, “Non–diabetic, Type 1 or Type 2: How Do Carbs, Sugar and Exercise Affect You?” even won a first place prize. Drew and his twin Cooper were recently diagnosed, so he’d like to see improvements in T1D research and management. As he explains, researchers are “really close to developing technology that would help me live” without constant worrying. “I really wish they’d figure out a vaccine, so that one day my kids won’t have to deal with the stuff I have to worry about every day.”


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