Mar 7, 2014, 1:04 p.m.
Forest Park—Javarra Richardson makes her academics at Winton Woods High School a top priority, all while dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of Type 1 diabetes. “Javarra is in the top 25 percent of her class and has worked very hard to overcome setbacks that would have crippled many,” said her counselor Nikki Bunton. “Despite whatever curve balls life has thrown her way, Javarra continues to work hard to achieve her goal of becoming an engineer.”
Bunton said her first interaction with Richardson was “seeing her smiling in the nurse’s office, while giving herself an insulin shot.” In Type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into the energy needed for daily life. Insulin therapy and other treatments allow diabetics to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.
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