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Every patient has a story.

The "I'm Not Average" campaign features fellow Americans whose lives have been impacted by treatments and cures for debilitating, chronic, or rare diseases.

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I'm Not Average: Kady H.

Condition:
Type 1 Diabetes


Age:
25


Location:
New York


At the tender age of 6, Kady’s life was transformed forever.


She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), which was a shock because she had no family history of this disease. This deadly disease, while frightening and new, was manageable once Kady and her family became educated about T1D and were able to take steps to treat it. However, she needs multiple insulin shots a day to manage her blood glucose levels and stay alive. Although the disease permeates every aspect of her life, Kady has never let T1D stop her from pursuing her dreams and goals. She embraces new therapies and technologies that make living with T1D easier, and remains optimistic about improved therapies that will continue to lessen the burden of her disease until there is a cure.

But there is still more work to do. Having been a part of numerous clinical trials over the past several years, she has seen what the future of type 1 diabetes looks like – and the future is promising.

Condition:
Type 1 Diabetes


Age:
25


Location:
New York

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