Lexi Zaffarano, 16 years old
Lexi lives every day with Type 1 Diabetes. She will be celebrating her 5 year “Diaversary” just before her 17th birthday this year. When Lexi was diagnosed, she was hospitalized at Beaumont Children’s for 3 days. Her care team made
sure she was comfortable with her diagnosis and taught her and her family everything they needed to know about Type 1 Diabetes. They learned how to check sugar, fill syringes, dose for corrections, count carbohydrates, dose for carbs eaten and about
the different types of insulin. Lexi was also provided with crafts, activities and distraction tools from Beaumont’s Child Life Specialists and had comforting visits from pet therapy dog, Mya. All of this was funded by Children’s Miracle
Network and their generous partners.