Patient Stories: Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes and beyond
Hannah McCrary was seven years old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “What I remember most was getting my first shot and the nurse telling me, ‘This is going to hurt, but this is how it’s going to be from now on.'”
Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes can feel like a scary time, but with education in treatment and management of the disease, children living with Type 1 stay active, engaged and go on to great things.
Just like Hannah McCrary, who eleven years after diagnosis went on to college for her nursing degree and to play college-level lacrosse.