I've nominated Amy, my daughter, as she's had Type 1 Diabetes since she was five, and copes magnificently with the disease. As a family, we are very much involved with the charity JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in fact, they suggested I nominate Amy! Each year we do their 5 mile sponsored Walk to Cure Diabetes, and Amy is often asked to do 'inspirational speeches' for JDRF, to help raise their profile and inspire people to run the London Marathon, and other charity events. Her speeches are a very personal account of day to day living with diabetes, and often move people to tears in the room! She was chosen in 2009 to be the UK delegate to attend the JDRF Children's Congress in Washington DC, which was a HUGE honour for her. The delegates were lucky enough to visit the White House and be photographed with President Obama, which was amazing for her! Despite 4 or more blood tests a day, and 4 injections of insulin a day, she is always upbeat and positive, and doesn't let her condition slow her down in any way! Now aged 16, and having just taken her GCSEs, she's preparing for a new college in September, and will no doubt throw herself into college life with the same enthusiasm and good humour that she does with every challenge! I think she's an excellent teenage role model for other diabetics, in that she tests regularly, counts carbohydrates in food, and injects regularly, in order to stay healthy and active! She's a fantastic daughter; please consider her!