Honor roll student and JDRF Speakers Bureau member Kendall’s true passion is basketball. As a starter for his middle school team as well as the Amateur Athletic Union, Kendall follows a simple philosophy: “In my life, I say ‘Basketball never stops.’ Well, neither does diabetes!” He is thankful for technological advancements, such as his CGM and insulin pump, which allow him to play basketball, go to birthday parties, and spend time with his friends. Kendall remains positive despite the struggles that T1D can entail. As he reflects, “I know that my experience and voice may one day help to make life better for one person, or a million people, with type 1 diabetes.” Kendall is attending JDRF Children’s Congress to advocate for beneficial new innovations such as the artificial pancreas.
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