Ella's diagnosis came as a shock to Noelle, her mother. Now, Noelle is committed to educating others about the warning signs of type 1 diabetes. This is Noelle's story:
Ella was brought to the doctor when she was 22 months old, when I was concerned about her weight loss and constant peeing through diapers. We were told it was a urinary tract infection (UTI) and sent on our way.
Luckily, mama's intuition was a bit stronger and I pushed for a urine test.
Just 24 hours later, we were in the pediatric intensive care unit in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and left with a new type 1 diabetes diagnosis.
Now, at three years old, Ella has shown the world what a brave type 1 diabetes warrior looks like! She continues to inspire others, as her parents also try to share the warning signs with as many people as possible.
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