SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Over in Mercer County, Cyclelife in Sharon hosted a benefit class Saturday for National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Trainer Delaney Javens was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 5. For years, she has helped create and raise money for her local non-profit Team Courage.

The group raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

After the class Saturday, Javens said that the diagnosis leads to lifestyle changes. It doesn’t have to stop you from living with your best foot forward, Javens said.

“For me, I find power and hope in advocacy and being a model to others, especially new people who are diagnosed. That, yes, a very big lifestyle change, but we can still live and lead on to do really great things,” said Javens.

You can visit these websites for more information on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.