Sonia Sotomayor: A True Pioneer With Type 1 Diabetes

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-03-07 08:59:00 -0600
Started 2013-03-07 08:09:11 -0600

I am always curious about those who are in the lime light and their way of dealing with diabetes. I didn't know that this Justice is dealing with type 1 diabetes. Read about her story here.

By diaTribe

By James S. Hirsch

She stood up to sing at Sunday Mass when the music suddenly seemed distant and the stained glass windows turned yellow. Then everything went black. The 7-year-old girl collapsed, not waking up until she lay on the tile floor in the sacristy, shivering cold from the water splashed on her face. Her mother drove her to Prospect Hospital in the Bronx, where a lab technician tied a rubber tube around her arm and, seeking to draw blood, flashed a large syringe with a needle sliced at the end. The girl screamed, bolted out of the room, and raced into the street.

“Catch her!” someone yelled.

Sonia Sotomayor dove beneath a parked car and scrunched up like a turtle. A hospital employee finally caught her by the foot and dragged her back into the building, with Sonia fighting him every step of the way.

Sonia’s diabetes was diagnosed that day. It was the firsttime she had ever seen her mother cry.

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