Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 10

Camryn and her older sister Katherine share more than their T1D diagnoses; the sisters have also embarked on a crusade to advance T1D awareness together. “Since my diagnosis, my sister has helped me so much! She gives me tips and advice on how to handle it in my everyday life,” says Camryn. She and her family, including her dad, who has served as a JDRF chapter board president, attend JDRF Rides, JDRF Walks and other events to promote the cause. Camryn even gave a presentation to her fifth–grade class shortly after she was diagnosed just last year. She has other passions, too: skiing, trail running, roller skating, reading, writing, singing, dancing and baking. Camryn confides, “I make really good oatmeal raisin cookies, I’ve been told.”


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