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The process of becoming an independent

Daniel McGuire,
Staff Writer
November 3, 2017

Acquiring healthcare as a high-risk patient At the age of 12 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. During three days in the hospital, I learned how to calculate insulin dosages, give myself shots and...

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

How Type 1 diabetes affects my abilities as a student

Daniel McGuire,
April 12, 2017

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a Monday and I’m sitting in class when one of those unique headaches starts to set in. It feels like someone is pressing a needle into the back of my eye — sometimes both of my...

Diabetes changes father's life permanently

Diabetes changes father’s life permanently

Clinton Louie,
January 10, 2017

These photos are an inside look as to how life currently is for my father, who has had trouble adjusting to life without his right leg. The loss has affected him mentally, emotionally and physically....

Photo by Sean McCarthy

Dealing with Dialysis

Sean McCarthy,
April 6, 2016

My mother, Anna, has had diabetes for more than 15 years; she has been a dialysis patient for the last six years. In the years since she first started dialysis, she has slowed down tremendously. Growing...

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