She’s equal parts tomboy and girly girl, likes studying science, collecting rocks and everything hot pink.
Over a period of time, Kiya was chronically sick. She also had dark rings around her eyes, was always thirsty, and having urinary issues at night. Her mom took her to the doctor, and she was sent directly to the hospital for more testing. Kiya was diagnosed with an auto immune disease, a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells to produce energy. Kiya was treated with intravenous insulin therapy, but it was difficult getting her blood sugar under control. She remained in the hospital for 2 weeks. Kiya needs insulin injections and must monitor her levels frequently. She hopes to eventually utilize a pump.
Kiya is outgoing and smart. She’s equal parts tomboy and girly girl, likes studying science, collecting rocks and everything hot pink. She also loves cooking competition shows and wishes she could be a taste tester. Kiya is inspired by watching others bake, and wants to learn how to make French macaroons.
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