Y: Youth with Type 1 Diabetes #AtoZChallenge

This week my nine-year-old niece was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after a rather harrowing trip to and stay at a children’s hospital. She’s doing well now, and her and her family and adjusting to life with this disease that requires exacting management.

I’ve been reading about the disease and came across this on Pinterest. It seems there are a lot of misconceptions about type 1 diabetes, which is an auto-immune disease unlike type 2 diabetes.