Letters to the Editor

May 18, 2015 12:00 AM

Letter: Diabetes

Approximately 98,700 Idahoans have diabetes — that’s 8.5 percent of the population. And in 2012, the disease cost the state nearly $1.32 billion. When my daughter Kennedy was 5 years old, she became part of this statistic — she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Since her diagnosis, she has had to check her blood glucose levels nearly 10 times a day. Though insulin keeps her alive, she is still at risk of developing serious complications.

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