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Morgan Panzirer doesn't remember much of a time before she had type 1 diabetes - she was diagnosed at 6 years old. Despite the physical and emotional toll the disease can exact - one that many of us are thoroughly familiar with - Morgan has been able to channel the struggles and the unique experiences of T1D into some truly remarkable opportunities.

Kevin is the father of a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two and a half years ago. He spoke to us about how important research is to him and his family, creating new opportunities for his child - and others - to live a healthy, happy life.

Amy is the mother of a 22-year-old daughter who has lived with type 1 diabetes since age 10. She told us how early on, she was eager to enroll her daughter in research studies in the hope that it might lead to a cure for her child.