Age at diagnosis: 9
Lives in: Portland, ON
Almost two years ago, Imogen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving success in figure skating and speech competitions! Living in a rural community has limited her access to support and resources, but Imogen and her family put a lot of effort into educating others about type 1 diabetes and working with school staff to build care plans. After Imogen and her brother were diagnosed, both her parents participated in the TrialNet genetic study to trace T1D development in families. A cure is incredibly significant to Imogen because it means freedom from the dangers and difficulties of type 1 diabetes and she hopes to help make that a reality.