Saturday, December 6, 2003

Local girl on 'Time' cover

By Cindy Kranz
The Cincinnati Enquirer

[IMAGE] Hillary Carroll, a fifth-grader who lives in Springdale, is on the cover of Time magazine's Dec. 8 issue.
SPRINGDALE - An 11-year-old Springdale Elementary Schoolfifth-grader made the cover of this week's Time.

Hillary Carroll, daughter of Mike and Tammy Carroll of Springdale, is featured in the cover story, "Diabetes: Are You At Risk?""At first, she was very nervous because Hillary is very shy," Tammy Carroll said. "We didn't know it was going to be that big. They said they wanted it to be the cover story because they liked her pictures, and they liked her story."

Hillary was diagnosed in May with Type 2 diabetes, also called adult onset diabetes. She experienced pain over Memorial Day weekend. Her mother took her to the doctor to be checked for a urinary tract infection. That's when diabetes was discovered.

She was hospitalized for a week to get the diabetes stabilized. Hillary was taking two insulin shots and two pills a day, but is now controlling the disease with diet, exercise and four Metformin pills a day. Hillary, 220 pounds when diagnosed, now weighs 185.

Kids at school this week greeted Hillary like a celebrity, her mom said: "There's our star."


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