Paige Maas, local elementary school student, advocates for those with diabetes
‘Fighting the good fight’
Originally published April 9, 2013 at 2 p.m., updated April 10, 2013 at 12:17 p.m.
On April 25, 2011, Paige Maas’s life changed forever.
It was the day she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
An active 7-year-old, Paige became lethargic, constantly thirsty and just wasn't herself.
When her parents brought her to the doctor, her blood sugar level was dangerously high. She was admitted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital, where Brad and Pam were quickly immersed into the world of diabetes. There, they learned how to check her blood sugar levels and administer insulin.
"It was a surprise to learn she had this, but at the same time, she had all the classic symptoms," Pam said. "Also, I have a first cousin whose son was diagnosed when he was quite young, so there is some family history."