Juneau-Douglas High School freshman Krista Thomson, 14, is one of few youth in Juneau dealing with Type 1 diabetes, and in an effort to increase awareness, she and her family will host a meeting of others diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes next month.
On the outside, 14-year-old Krista Thomson looks like any other normal teenager. She likes hanging out with her friends, being on the computer and shopping. She also enjoys hiking and regular soccer practice with the Juneau Soccer Club and Juneau-Douglas High School soccer team. But if you probe deeper, one thing is different about this JDHS freshman: For the past three years, she has had to cope with Type 1 diabetes.
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