Each year approximately 18,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes occur in U.S. youth. My granddaughter Quinn’s case is one of the most recent. She was diagnosed at age 11 just this summer and spend a couple nights in the hospital before going home to an entirely different life.
Quinn is an amazing young lady. She has taken control of her disease as much as possible and is becoming an inspiration to her family, her classmates, and everyone else she touches.
She recently began a blog which she hopes will help other children navigate the challenges and practical elements of type 1 diabetes. Her blog can be found at quinncountscarbs.wordpress.com. So, if you have a family member or acquaintance that has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and needs assistance with some of the practical aspects of this new life, take a look. Hopefully, the journey that Quinn has found herself on will help and inspire others.