Alexis McBride, 12, has diabetes and wears an insulin pump. The pump functions in place of her pancreas and sits on the outside of her body. Without the pump, Alexis’ health and life would be in jeopardy – and she needs to wear it. It is a small device that is barely noticeable if you are wearing clothing that covers your midriff.
Beth McBride, Alexis’ mother, too her daughter to a water slide at a public park in Ohio so they could enjoy the beautiful summer day. Alexis had put on a two-piece bathing suit, and her pump was visible. Sadly, a lifeguard told Alexis she couldn’t ride the water slides because she had the insulin pump. Read the full article here ▶