Trevor and the perks of diabetes

12 Apr 2013 | Partners in Care

This video, from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) tells the story of 16 year old Trevor Torres.

He has eczema and asthma, suffers from sleep deprivation, and is allergic to nuts. But the fun one, Trevor says, is juvenile, or type 1, diabetes.

Is he angry about his medical conditions? Frustrated because of the inconveniences and limitations? Not at all. In fact, Trevor is the complete opposite.

In the video, Trevor shares four things. He gives two reasons why he’d recommend type 1 diabetes to anyone and two pieces of practical advice for health care providers.

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