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Freshman fights Type 1 Diabetes

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Freshman women’s soccer player Taylor Yates was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes during her junior year of high school. Yates first knew something was wrong when the athletic trainers at her high school noticed she was losing a lot of weight. After having tests done, the doctors called to alert Yates and her family of their findings.

Since her diagnosis, Yates has had to learn to manage her disease. Although it has not been easy, the support of her family has been the most helpful. Upon coming to Baker, Yates says it has been harder to keep up with her medicine and treatment without the assistance of her family, but her roommates have been supportive throughout the process.