My daughter Zoe Ruby is a “T1D Warrior.” She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at 5 years old in July 2014. She had the warning signs, which, thankfully I knew as her father is also a type 1 diabetic. She cried that she was always thirsty, and she was always using the bathroom. […]
Like any person with type 1 diabetes, Brianna Carr experiences quick changes in her blood sugar levels. The otherwise healthy, active 12 year old has her parents, Brad and Heather, and her medical team to help monitor her illness. She also has Rosie, a yellow Labrador retriever trained to recognize and alert others whenever Brianna’s blood sugar becomes too high or too low.
If your holiday plans include air travel, here’s a reminder for families with children using insulin pumps. Most pump manufacturers caution that insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors should not be exposed to X-rays, such as those in luggage and full-body scanners.