Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
His mother didn’t share the pediatrician’s suspicions, but Jack Wright knew something was wrong. He could tell she had been crying when she had him pulled out of class to pick him up at school. They headed straight for the emergency department at Connecticut Children’s, where doctors confirmed he had Type 1 diabetes. “I thought […]
It was Easter weekend 2011, when, on a lark, Annie Cooper pricked her finger with her dad’s glucometer to test her blood sugar. It was sky high. A freshman in high school at the time, Annie remembers wondering if it was all the Easter candy that caused the spike. Her father, a Type 1 diabetic […]
Each November, we and other healthcare organizations across the country celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week, which raises awareness for the nurse practitioner role and recognizes the exceptional care they provide. Meet two of our nurse practitioners below, and if you know or have an appointment with a nurse practitioner this week, please thank them for […]
Robert Parenteau hated the word “diabetes” and for a long time after being diagnosed with Type 1 at age 10, he was in denial about even having the disease. Worries about bulky equipment and a frightening appearance filled his head. “That will never be me”, he remembers thinking to himself. In middle school, things only […]