A Dangerous Low During Hurricane Harvey

A mother shares one of the worst times for her son to have severe hypoglycemia.



We’ve been asking readers for photos of life with Type 1 diabetes. Kari Kroll sent in a photo, along with a story that reminds us that Type 1 diabetes doesn’t stop in the midst of a hurricane. She explained the photo:

We’re going home after a night in the emergency room. Connor had a seizure due to uncontrolled lows in the middle of Hurricane Harvey. It took me 45 mins to meet his ambulance at the hospital, a drive that would normally have taken just 15 minutes. The amazing staff at Huntsville Memorial Hospital in Texas worked for eight hours to bring his levels up to normal. In the middle of the storm my little guy came around and here we are – an exhausted mama curled up in his emergency room bed and a little guy feeling like himself.

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