Carmen appeared healthy, until his mom noticed that something wasn’t quite right. Along with him looking pale, she thought he may have the flu. Since his mom had an auto immune disease, she decided to test his blood sugar levels with her own meter. Her intuition was correct, and when a number wouldn’t even register on the monitor, she rushed Carmen to the hospital. Just like his mom, Carmen has an auto immune disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells to produce energy. He was treated with insulin shots for about a week, and shortly after was able to use an insulin pump. Carmen needs to monitor himself frequently to ensure his blood sugar doesn’t drop to dangerous levels.
Carmen always tries to be positive, and has a fun personality. He excels in math, enjoys spending time with his friends, and collects baseball, football and hockey cards. Carmen wants to be a professional ice hockey player, and loves watching his favorite team the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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