Inspiration File: Singer Crystal Bowersox
When Crystal Bowersox was diagnosed with type 1 at age 6, she began to sing and make music as a way to cope. Little did she know that the unique country/folk/rock style she created would someday land her a spot on American Idol®. Here, she shares some of the high notes from her experience as a performer, parent, and advocate with type 1.
Inspiration File: Nicole Johnson, Miss America
Nicole Johnson was crowned Miss America in 1999, five years after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes during college. Now a mom, Nicole reflects on the changes she’s seen since she first started her diabetes advocacy and the importance of having role models with type 1.