In April 2009, 8-year-old Ghiman McKinney’s pediatrician was concerned because he was gaining more than ten pounds each year and already weighed 105 pounds.
Ken Luke, an 18-year-old from Beavercreek, has taken charge of his diabetes.
Kelsey Colins, 16, from Bellbrook was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age four.Since her diagnosis Kelsey has worked with physicians at Dayton Children’s to help manage her diabetes by controlling her insulin intake and her dietary needs. Recently Kelsey was also diagnosed with hyperthyroidism as well as Addison’s disease.
When you first meet Emily you know you are meeting someone special. This sassy red head can brighten up any room with her big smile and laugh. But Emily is not your normal 10 year old. Diagnosed at 17-months with Type 1 diabetes, a life of insulin injections and counting her carbs is the only life that Emily knows. Recently Emily made big strides in her journey with diabetes by opening up and sharing with her classmates about her condition. Emily is also benefiting from new health care technology as she wears an insulin pod instead of a pump which gives her more flexibility and control. Also, free of wires, it allows her to do one of her favorite activities – hula dance, complete with a grass skirt.
Did you know?
The endocrinology clinic team cares for patients as they transition into adulthood, usually around the age of 22.
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