Jagger’s Story

Not every 6-year-old can tolerate getting pricked by a needle multiple times a day. It’s a good thing Jagger isn’t your average 6-year-old. He’s tough. Jagger has Type 1 Diabetes and takes insulin every day through a needle to keep his blood sugar levels in a healthy range.

In the fall of 2016, had a scheduled check-up to “rule out anything serious,” as his family noticed he had been making frequent bathroom visits. His primary care provider sent him to Nationwide Children’s right away because his blood glucose level was at 400. For kids, healthy glucose levels are supposed to be around 100.

“Nationwide Children’s has been so helpful in this journey. From the 2-night educational stay where we learned our new way of living, to the quick responses when we just aren’t quite sure what to do and the continued education that is so wonderful and comforting.  In 2 short months, thanks to the hospital we are able to comfortable care for our son and keep him safe,” says Ashley, Jagger’s mom.

Diabetes is a major focus of the Endocrinology Section at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  We have a multidisciplinary team that works together to care for patients and families affected by the disease. Our goal is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes.

Jagger is an enthusiastic kid who loves being silly and running around. He loves playing games like Zelda, Minecraft, Terraria and Pokémon. And, even at such a young age, Jagger already has a true passion for drawing and creating art – and is quite good at it, too! Recently he got into modeling and has done shoots with Finish Line for Macy’s, JoAnn Fabrics and a commercial for Rite Rug.

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  • Name: Jagger T.Jagger Thornton
  • Condition(s): Diabetes, Type I
  • Age at Treatment: 4
  • Age Today: 04/23/20126 Years

Not every 6-year-old can tolerate getting pricked by a needle multiple times a day. It’s a good thing Jagger isn’t your average 6-year-old. He’s tough. Jagger has Type 1 Diabetes and takes insulin every day through a needle to keep his blood sugar levels in a healthy range.

In the fall of 2016, had a scheduled check-up to “rule out anything serious,” as his family noticed he had been making frequent bathroom visits. His primary care provider sent him to Nationwide Children’s right away because his blood glucose level was at 400. For kids, healthy glucose levels are supposed to be around 100.

“Nationwide Children’s has been so helpful in this journey. From the 2-night educational stay where we learned our new way of living, to the quick responses when we just aren’t quite sure what to do and the continued education that is so wonderful and comforting.  In 2 short months, thanks to the hospital we are able to comfortable care for our son and keep him safe,” says Ashley, Jagger’s mom.

Diabetes is a major focus of the Endocrinology Section at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  We have a multidisciplinary team that works together to care for patients and families affected by the disease. Our goal is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes.

Jagger is an enthusiastic kid who loves being silly and running around. He loves playing games like Zelda, Minecraft, Terraria and Pokémon. And, even at such a young age, Jagger already has a true passion for drawing and creating art – and is quite good at it, too! Recently he got into modeling and has done shoots with Finish Line for Macy’s, JoAnn Fabrics and a commercial for Rite Rug.

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