Age: 11
Age at T1D diagnosis: 8
“I find that when I am creating, I feel most comfortable,” says Paige. Drawing, painting, and writing songs, skits and plays are just some of the special ways Paige taps into her creativity. She has even used her talents to spread awareness of T1D, by putting together presentations and creating public service announcements about the disease for her school. While she admits she can sometimes feel shy, “Talking about T1D makes me feel passionate and knowledgeable about my disease.” She is in good company: both her sister, Brynn, and her father also live with T1D. Paige advocates for T1D causes, and is attending JDRF Children’s Congress this year, for one simple reason: “So that my sister, my dad and I can one day say, ‘I had diabetes.'”


SPS sisters chosen for Juvenile Diabetes Children’s Congress

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