Age: 10
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Delilah remembers the day she was diagnosed. “It was very scary,” she says, “it was a lot to learn.” Yet Delilah has turned those fears into a new hope for a cure. Today, she uses a CGM and also relies on her diabetes alert dog, Yalu. “I am grateful for all of the things that help me manage my diabetes. I realize that government funding has made these devices possible through millions of dollars of research.” Delilah gives back by attending JDRF events and fundraisers and speaking to her class each year about T1D. “When people ask me questions about my pump or my CGM,” she says, “I talk to them about type 1 diabetes.” Delilah loves sea lions and orcas and hopes to become a marine biologist when she grows up.


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