with the help of Elf Nick
Age: 11 years old
Diagnosis Age: 6
Hobbies: Playing video games, playing with my dog, earning a black belt in martial arts, and playing trumpet in my school band
What would a cure for type 1 diabetes mean for you?
"I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when I was 6 years old. I was so tired, thirsty, and hungry all the time and finally we went to the doctor to see what was wrong. After getting diagnosed, I was a little sad at first, and I was scared to go back to school because I was not sure how my friends would react. My close friends now understand and support me and I feel just like every other kid. It would make me happy to have a cure. I would not need injections all of the time and would not have dexcom alarms going off at school. "