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A Day in the Life of Diabetes

Making Sacrifices for Estrella

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World Diabetes DayNadia Stewart, Type-2 DiabetesManaging the DiseaseSteve Shaffer, Type 1 DiabetesFast Growing Disease in U.S.Estrella Pena, Type 1 DiabetesRaising a Child With DiabetesMaking Sacrifices for Estrella

Making Sacrifices for Estrella

I'm a single mom, so when my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes I had to quit my job as a hair stylist and learn how to take care of her health on my own. I struggled financially, but Estrella is my top priority.

I figured the only way I could take care of her and work at the same time was to be my own boss and open a salon of my own. I named it Estrella's Beauty Salon, as she is my inspiration.


Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day.

To recognize it, the American Diabetes Association has launched the "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" initiative to show the growing impact diabetes has on American families highlight how diabetics live with disease live with it every day.

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