This is Brandon Miguel.
Brandon is a young dental student in Bolivia. He received top marks in his medical exams and wants to open his own dental practice one day.
However, a delayed type 1 diabetes diagnosis nearly took Brandon’s life. This is his story.
At just five years old, Brandon was fighting for his life.
Finally, Brandon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Brandon recalls, “at that time we didn’t have lancets to prick yourself – they would cut your finger with a razor which was very traumatizing, at 5 years old… it hurt. And they did it every day.”
The doctor at the hospital had a very limited understanding of diabetes and was severely under dosing Brandon’s insulin. Consequently, his health continued to deteriorate.