Mary Ann’s Story

Twelve-year-old Mary Ann Hall lives with her mom Yvonne, dad Glenn, and her brother Jeff in Upper Leitches Creek. She attends Thompson Junior High School.

Three years ago, Mary Ann was diagnosed with diabetes. Her symptoms were moodiness and weight loss. She spent a week in hospital after being diagnosed. Today, diabetes doesn’t stop her from playing hockey, basketball, golf, running and yoga.

Mary Ann visits Trish and Alice at the Northside General Diabetic Clinic every 3 months with her mother and father. At the clinic, staff members help Mary Ann and her family with meal plans, regimental carbohydrate ratios and give the family any information they may require after leaving the clinic including phone numbers. Mary Ann has a very supportive extended family.

Mary Ann has an uncle with diabetes who uses a pump.  Her friends and family all know what to do if her sugars are low or high. Her brother Jeff is very protective of her and her health. Inspired by the work of Trish and Alice in the clinic, she wants to be a paediatrician or a dietitian to help people when she grows up.

Photo Credits: White Photography

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