Tuesday is National Diabetes Day. Those with Type 1 diabetes are often diagnosed when they’re toddlers or teenagers. Fortunately for those kids, there’s a lot of support. At OU Children’s Hospital they have an entire Pediatric Diabetes Center that helps them learn to live with their diagnosis.
Reagan Benton was diagnosed with diabetes exactly one year ago. After she started noticing symptoms of intense leg cramps, thirst and weight loss her family doctor did a blood test.
“I started crying just because it was a lot to take in,” said Reagan.
That was on Friday. The following Monday she was admitted to the Harold Hamm Pediatric Diabetes Center.