Joshua is a soccer player and his dad—who also has T1D—is his coach. He was excited to take part in the University of Virginia artificial pancreas project, a three-day camp where he was able to be very active without worrying about his blood sugar. He says, “I wish I had the artificial pancreas when I played soccer so that I never had to miss game time.” Joshua and his family take part in two different JDRF One Walks for his team, ‘Joshua’s Rockstars.’ When he was five, he helped get new legislation passed so that kids like him could carry and use their testing supplies at school. “I have worked very hard to make living with type 1 diabetes a little easier, but I can’t do it all by myself.”
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