Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 6

Juliet is a girl who always has a smile on her face, even when faced with the challenges of T1D. When she was diagnosed with T1D at age six, she recalls having a fun time at the hospital, as well as how much easier her life became when she got a continuous glucose monitor. Juliet loves to sew, swim, play basketball, read and recreate dishes she sees on cooking and baking shows! She and her family have made the best of life with T1D by being highly involved with their local JDRF Chapter through events like JDRF One Walk. Juliet is excited to advocate in D.C. this summer because, as she says, “Congress should support T1D funding because no child should have to suffer with a disease. They should all get to be happy kids and not have to worry about stuff like this!”

“Tots & Teens: Gulf Stream girl to put a face on Type 1 diabetes for lawmakers,” the Coastal Star, May 28, 2019

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