Paul Dadak of Pelham, Massachusetts has been participating in the Tour de Cure race for 20 years. At the age of 65, Dadak does not have diabetes, but he rides in honor of finding a cure for his wife Ann, who has been suffering from type 1 diabetes for over 40 years.
Sophia Veit of Muskego, Wisconsin has been living with type 1 diabetes for two years since she was diagnosed in kindergarten. In an effort to help families who deal with type 1 diabetes connect with one another, the Veit family has launched a diabetes website called Sophia's Promise.
Preliminary research presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Endocrine Society reported that children who have type 1 diabetes and live in chaotic home environments have higher blood glucose levels and practice poor diabetes management. The findings were presented by Laura Levin, DO, from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Faith Corral of Camarillo, California suffers from type 1 diabetes and cerebral palsy. However, despite her conditions, 8-year-old Faith is fully knowledgeable in regards to taking action when her mother, also a type 1 diabetic, reaches dangerously low blood sugar levels.
Alan Masters of South Tahoe, California recently lost his father to type 1 diabetes, which he had battled for 52 years. In honor of his father, Masters is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with hopes of raising $2.65 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).