Age: 10
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Annelise’s enthusiasm is downright contagious. “A cure would affect my life and my family’s lives so much!” she says. “I’ve gotten 6,376 shots and 4,832 finger pokes, and if a cure would take that number down, that would be awesome!” She’s doing her part to work toward a cure for T1D by participating in fundraising events, volunteering, appearing on TV news, attending a diabetes conference and walking in the JDRF Walk in Fargo. But she’s especially proud of how she manages T1D: “I can get two shots in under a minute and I’m learning to do shots by myself. It’s so exciting!” Annelise also participates in a clinical trial for T1D. In addition, Annelise loves baking, art, reading, ice skating, horseback riding and playing with her friends.

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