Lauren has an adventurous side – especially when it comes to thrill rides. She dreams about fun days with her family at an amusement park.
When Lauren was in kindergarten, she was having difficulty adjusting. She just wasn’t quite herself. Lauren became ill with what her doctor initially thought was the flu, but after getting better, she became sick again. She lost 13 pounds in a week, and went to the doctor multiple times. One evening she was extremely lethargic and appeared very frail… after Lauren’s parents called her doctor, they rushed her to the emergency room.
Lauren was discharged, however her mom felt that something was still very wrong. They immediately went to another hospital, and it was discovered that Lauren’s blood sugar had soared to dangerous levels. Lauren was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease where the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow glucose to enter cells to produce energy. She remained in the hospital for a week while doctors slowly brought her blood sugar levels down to prevent brain and organ damage.
Lauren is loving, sweet and excels in school. Her interests include watching sports, swimming, painting and writing narrative non-fiction. Lauren also has an adventurous side – especially when it comes to thrill rides. She dreams about fun days with her family at an amusement park.
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