Today, 13 year old Cara Dartnell-Steinberg will be representing JDRF as the Olympic flame passes through London.
Cara was diagnosed with type 1 in 2005 and despite having a needle phobia has learnt to manage her condition and refuses to allow it to hold her back. Her story has been featured in the Hamstead & Highgate Express, and Cara has done a radio interview for BBC London News.
Cara will be running the Buckingham Palace to Constitution Hill stretch today at 18.56. Cara will be supported by family and friends and JDRF staff and if you are in the area, why not come and join us? Look out for us in our blue t-shirts around Constitution Hill!
Good on you Cara and we look forward to cheering you on later!