What if probiotics could potentially save your child from a lifetime of Type 1 diabetes?
At age 10, Safa needed a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. During pre-surgery meetings with their doctor, Safa’s parents were given instructions on when she should stop eating, when to arrive for surgery and what to expect.
What would diabetes look like if it had a face? Shari Liesch, an advanced practice nurse, posed that question to 254 patients with type 1 diabetes ages 4 to 18 as a way to better understand their experiences with the autoimmune disease.