Presentation on theme: "PHOTO ESSAY By Mary Embry. This is a picture of Dalton ONeil. He may look like an ordinary teenager, but hes not. Dalton has Type 1 Diabetes. Even though."— Presentation transcript:
PHOTO ESSAY By Mary Embry
This is a picture of Dalton ONeil. He may look like an ordinary teenager, but hes not. Dalton has Type 1 Diabetes. Even though he has this disease, he can still be a normal kid. But he has some limitations.
Daltons blood sugar gets very low if he doesnt eat enough sugar. When his blood sugar gets too low, then he starts to feel dizzy. Sometimes he gets so dizzy he feels like he may faint. Also, his pupils get dilated. To help him he needs to take medicine.
This is all of Daltons medicine. He takes insulin shots because his pancreas does not produce its own insulin. If he doesnt take his insulin his blood sugar will drop. His catheter box pumps insulin into his body so he doesnt have to take shots. He doesnt have to take any pills though.
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Dalton uses a meter to check his blood sugar. He has to make sure that it doesnt get too high or too low. If it is too high that means that he has eaten too much sugar. Then he needs to take an insulin shot. If it is too low that means that he has not eaten enough sugar. Then he would need to eat something with sugar in it.
Dalton has to watch what he eats. If he eats too much sugar, his body wont be able to handle it. Because his body doesnt produce its own insulin. But, he can eat sugar, just not a lot. Things like fruits are good ways for him to eat sweet foods without eating a lot of sugar. But things like cake can cause his blood sugar to be too high.
Even though Dalton does have diabetes, his friends still love him. That treat him like a normal kid. They let him do normal things because he can. And that is good for Dalton. He needs to fell like he is like everyone else.
His family is always there to support him. They help him when he is not feeling well. His sister Mallory loves him very much. She always helps him and cares for him. Dalton also loves his family as well.