Skylyn is 14 years old and in the 8th grade now. She has one brother, Brandon, who is 12 and a dog she adores, named Josie. Skylyn was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on February 11, 2008. She is on the Medtronic Revel 723 Pump and CGM (continuous glucose monitor). She carries her pump around her waist in a pump pack and cannot be without her pump for more than 1-2 hours at a time. She tests her blood sugar level 6-8 times a day and we do it for her 1-2 times every night. Diabetes never sleeps, in fact there are many times we have to give her juice during the night or we have to correct a high. Our dream for her and for herself is that a cure can be found in her lifetime and/or more technology comes out to make life easier for her. The dangers of Diabetes is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) which can cause seizures, and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) which can cause ketones and even a coma. We try to keep her A1C lower so she doesn't have to deal with complications later in her life.
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Dan & Terry Hanek
Mary Ann Charlton