Diabetes, like any chronic condition, is tough on kids. Type 1 diabetes comes with a lot of medicine, injections and lifestyle changes. But the condition also affects relationships and impacts entire families. Whether children with diabetes are at school, at home or at play, diabetes management is always a top priority. Since the pancreas does not produce insulin anymore, type 1 requires a constant watch over glucose levels.
Jennifer Saylor, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, is on a mission to normalize diabetes, specifically type 1. Through a unique camp, she incorporates a child’s entire support network. Read the full article on UDaily.