Age at diagnosis: 2
Lives in: Waterloo, ON
Lauren loves speaking in front of people and explaining what her life is like with type 1 diabetes (T1D). She is a JDRF Youth Ambassador for Kitchener/Waterloo, and uses this platform to educate her community about T1D. She has also run her own lemonade stand to raise money for the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, which she takes part in with her friends and teachers. Lauren’s hobbies include swimming, singing, dancing and curling. One day she hopes to become a scientist, a singer or professional baker. T1D will not stop Lauren from accomplishing her goals, and she wants to do anything she can “to turn type one into type none”.