Liana Cianci Type 1 Diabetes Explanation

Liana was born on August 6, 2003 and at just 7 years old, her life changed forever when she was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, in April 2011. 

Liana’s life with diabetes is an everyday struggle to balance her daily activities, food, and insulin levels, while preventing any long-term complications. Every time she eats, she must measure the carbohydrates in her food and determine how many units of insulin she needs, before injecting herself with the appropriate amount of insulin. Since her diagnosis, Liana has endured over 10,000 finger pricks and over 6,000 insulin injections. 

Despite her diabetes, Liana is an active girl who loves soccer and plays competitively for her local U11 team. She also enjoys swimming, baking, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Liana has a dream of finding a cure for her disease. You can help to make her dream become a reality by joining our team!