Age: 16
Age at T1D diagnosis: 11

Katie hopes to become a Certified Diabetes Educator when she is older. Until then, she is doing her best to spread the word about living and coping with the disease until a cure is found. Katie has participated in the Indiana State Chapter’s JDRF One Walk, Gala and represented her chapter at the TypeOneNation Summit. She is also a Lilly Diabetes Youth Ambassador and an ambassador for the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana. In the summer, she’s a camp counselor at the local diabetes camp. Katie runs cross country and track, plays basketball, and is president of her school’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity.


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