State: Anchorage, AK
Facility: Alaska Native Medical Center
Mason is a 14-year-old boy who is newly diagnosed with diabetes. He has never been sick before, so this was his very first hospitalization. He remained upbeat and in good spirits, and received great support from his loving parents. Mason was very proactive in learning how to live with his diabetic condition; for example, he took the initiative to research and download an application for his iPhone to monitor his glucose levels.