2019 JDRF Children’s Congress


The 2019 JDRF Children’s Congress will take place July 8-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Every two years, more than 150 children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gather in Washington, D.C., to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government. The children, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The delegates in JDRF’s Children’s Congress enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to fund life-changing therapies until a cure can be found is so critical. They speak up on behalf of the millions of people living with T1D and the families and friends who love them.

Meet Greater Iowa Chapter Representative: Hattie Nimmo! 

Hattie is a busy girl with a wide variety of interests. She plays piano and softball, dances, bakes and plays video games. On top of all of that, she loves to see her diabuddies. As a JDRF Youth Ambassador, Hattie has met many other kids with T1D. Since Hattie was diagnosed with T1D at age two, her parents have been very involved with the JDRF community, and advocating for Hattie and all people living with T1D. She has a lot more freedom with T1D, now that she has a continuous glucose monitor, but she still wants to see more scientific improvements. Hattie says ““My greatest wish is a future without type 1 diabetes.”