Meet Jack Joseph Rawson
Jack was diagnosed on December 16, 2014 at the age of 13, now 17. When diagnosed Jack was in diabetic ketoacidosis or DKA, his blood sugar was 1277and an AC1 of 11.5. Prior to his diagnosis, he experienced frequent thirst, weight loss, blurry vision, fruity breath, dehydration, and vomiting. Jack and his family thought he had the stomach flu, so his mom took him to the ER. Jack states, “ER doctors knew exactly what it was and sent me out to a Children’s Hospital”. He spent a week at the hospital learning how to treat diabetes.
Jack wears a DEXCOM to watch for the highs and lows. He takes every day; one day at a time because with diabetes everything can be unpredictable.
Jack does not allow being a type 1 diabetic stop him for enjoying life and being successful. Jack attends Toronto High School. He enjoys sports. Since 2017 he has ran on the track team and plays Varsity Football.
Jack Joseph Rawson
I was diagnosed at the age of 12 years old, now 18.
My passion is a driving force in my life and I will never allow a challenge to get in the way of achieving my dreams. When I was diagnosed I knew this challenge would be a part of my life.
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I have had type 1 since age 7; diagnosed and treated at CCHMC. Today, I have an insulin pump to better control and 2 awesome kids. It can definitely be helpful for people to see that with a little work, life can be fairly normal for type 1's.