Teen with diabetes focused on helping other kids fight too

This summer, 17-year-old Lauren Brandt will be spending a lot of time with her doctor. Lauren has Type 1 diabetes. She was first diagnosed at the age of 12. The then-sixth grade student wanted to know all about her disease. She started watching videos online from YouTube personalities like Diabetic Danica and learned a lot about courses of management and treatment. The online connection with others who faced the same diagnosis sparked the desire to help others, too.
Published: 6:00 PM EDT May 9, 2019
Updated: 5:58 PM EDT May 9, 2019