Thirteen year old Seán was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of three. His parents first took him to the hospital after noticing that Seán had become insatiably hungry and thirsty and was experiencing mood swings and difficulty with coordination.
Because Seán was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at such a young age, his development was affected. Seán’s fine motor skills were weak, his muscle development was hindered, and he needed speech therapy.
Seán’s condition has a big impact on day-to-day life for his family, which is why opportunities and to play and have fun together are so important for them.