Superheroes of T1D – Elana Deardorff

Children (and adults) with type 1 diabetes, who do not wear an insulin pump, must endure 4-5 insulin shots a day to keep them alive, interfering with many normal childhood activities such as school, sports, and sleepovers. Sometimes shots must be given in the middle of the night. Elana, age 9, who swims and runs, must decide each day whether she can give herself a shot in her arm or her leg depending on her activity that day. Please share so that others are aware of the impact of T1D.

Children (and adults) with type 1 diabetes, who do not wear an insulin pump, must endure 4-5 insulin shots a day to keep them alive, interfering with many normal childhood activities such as school, sports, and sleepovers. Sometimes shots must be given in the middle of the night. Elana, age 9, who swims and runs, must decide each day whether she can give herself a shot in her arm or her leg depending on her activity that day. Please share so that others are aware of the impact of T1D.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Every few days during the month, we will be bringing you the Superheroes of T1D.  All photos are of children and adults with type 1 diabetes, living in Central Pennsylvania.

Photographs courtesy of: Corinne Trively Photography