Published in Diabetes Week, January 13th, 2003
"When people at school see it, they think I have a beeper," said Stephanie, of Scottsdale. "I tell them that it's actually an insulin pump and I have diabetes. They say, 'That's kind of cool,' and I'm like, 'Not really.'"
About 1 in every 400-500 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes like Stephanie, according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetic & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. Type 1 develops when a child's immune...
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