If confirmed Sonya Sotomayor will be the first known member of the US Supreme Court with Type 1 Diabetes.
When Sotomayor was diagnosed at age 8, in the 1960s, patients with Type 1 diabetes weren’t expected to live full lives like a healthy individual would live. But improvements in monitoring and treatment have changed this outlook. Among the patients who thrive with Type 1 diabetes are five-time Olympic swimming champion Gary Hall Jr. and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Sonya is a Latina that has made huge accomplishments throughout her life. She was raised in a housing project and later in life went on to excel at Princeton and Yale. Many are criticizing Sotomayors ability and saying her life experiences may interact in rulings. Sonya was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 8 in the 1960’s.
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