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T1D profile: Peter leads in classroom, sports

Peter Engstrom is a 17-year-old junior at Spring Lake Park High School who plays football, basketball and tennis, and he does great work managing type 1 diabetes. In addition to playing sports, he enjoys drawing, fishing and hanging out with friends.

In football, Peter, a leadership captain, and his teammates have reached the state tournament the past two seasons. His favorite thing about football is the bonding his experiences with his teammates and the adrenaline rush he gets on the field.

In the classroom, Peter is an honor roll student.

Proceeds from the 25th annual Children’s Star Gala on April 16 support the diabetes and endocrinology program at Children’s Minnesota.

Madeline Riggs