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They called me a Diapreneur! 😳

They called me a Diapreneur! 😳

Dia-preneur Hayley McDonald, from Auckland, set up her own business selling funky medical ID jewellery after her daughter developed type 1 diabetes.

We were living in Christchurch when Payton was diagnosed. She was a normal seven-year-old, who enjoyed dancing, playdates with her friends, loads of giggling, and life was great! But one day Payton came home from school feeling really sick. She vomited all night but we put that down to the tummy bug that had been doing the rounds at school.

The next day she started to breathe heavily and I googled it (bad idea) and Dr Google said that you can experience this with a gastro bug. We didn’t take her to the doctor (another bad idea). About 10pm that night, she woke up with an extreme pain just below her ribs. I phoned Healthline and they told us to go straight to a hospital.  

We woke up Payton’s older brother Brody, nine, and off we went. The Christchurch Hospital waiting room was full but the triage nurse took one look at Payton and we had a bed (and a diagnosis) within 10 minutes.  She was presenting with all the symptoms of severe DKA – diabetic ketoacidosis – and we ended up being in hospital for about a week............

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