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This is the second half of our interview with an entire family—both parents are medical professionals, and their two daughters have type 1 diabetes, and their son has Crohn’s disease. 17-year-old Maddie talks about an unexpected challenge when getting her driver’s license: “Having type 1 diabetes and driving is harder than you think. Every year that you have to get a letter signed by your doctor saying that you are taking good care of your diabetes and that you are okay to drive. So I got my letter when I first got my license and I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll just get it signed and it’ll be fine.’ I didn’t know until recently that it was going to be that way every year for the rest of my life.”