February 26, 2016

When Tommy Kelley was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago, while he was in eighth grade, he had a hard time finding information that related to him.

“I noticed the clear lack of diabetes education and support for teens,” says the 17-year-old from Needham, Mass.

So Kelley launched “Teen Diabetes Guide,” a nonprofit website designed to bring teens with type 1 diabetes together.

Through surveys of more than 50 other teens, he learned that most-a whopping 90 percent-feel as though something good has come out of their diabetes diagnosis.

 

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