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Peoria student represents Arizona at D.C. session on diabetes research

PEORIA, Ariz. – Third-grade student at Lake Pleasant Elementary School, Adalyne Rose, has been selected to represent the state of Arizona at the 2013 session of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress in Washington D.C. this summer.

More than 1,500 applicants and 150 children from around the country were selected for this unique opportunity. Adalyne is afflicted with Type 1 diabetes and she will be one of two representatives from the state to attend the Children’s Congress.

The 2013 session of JDRF Children’s Congress will take place July 8-10. This is the fourth year Adalyne applied to attend the JDRF session and her application including writing a letter to her nationally elected officials.

“I’m excited to tell Congress about why they need to support the Special Diabetes Program,” stated Adalyne. “The future in diabetes technology matters a lot to me because my life depends on it.”

Adalyne endures a constant battle between high and low blood sugars. Wide fluctuations in blood sugar levels can be a challenge to maintain focus while keeping up with everyday schoolwork. Adalyne works hard to maintain all As and Bs in school and has succeeded in the role of Toto during last year’s drama production of the “Wizard of Oz.” In addition, she made it to the district’s cross country meet this year.

Visit www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.

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