High school senior Hayden White has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was only 5 years old. Although White is an involved athlete who plays soccer for his high school, his blood sugar levels are constantly on his mind, along with that of his coach, Mike Hickman.
Professional race car driver Charlie Kimball was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2007. In an effort to inspire children who also have type 1 diabetes, Kimball visited a Lutheran Children's Hospital last week to share his story about being diagnosed.
Mike Wood of Pineville, Louisiana was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 14 years ago. At the time of his diagnosis, Wood was 32 years old and leading a promising career in the United States Army. However, Wood's diabetes diagnosis began to affect his health, and forced him into early retirement from the military.
Emmit Sedlachek of Beatrice, Nebraska was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last October, and has already grown used to managing his condition. In an effort to raise money for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and support finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, Emmit has been collecting donations from homes in his neighborhood.
Jean Jennings of Ann Arbor, Michigan has been living with diabetes for 17 years. The president and editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine, Jennings has always been in denial regarding her condition. However, Jennings has recently confronted her disease and now sits on the board of directors for her local chapter of the JDRF.