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Arkansas girl a diabetes advocate; she’ll talk to Washington lawmakers, urge research funding

By Dave Perozek

This article was published July 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Kat Lynch, 12, of Rogers has type 1 diabetes. She is entering seventh grade at Bentonville's Fulbright Junior High School for the 2017-18 school year.

Symptoms

Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes could save a life:

• Excessive thirst

• Frequent bathroom breaks

• Sudden weight loss

• Vomiting, stomach ache and flu-like symptoms

• Blurry vision

Source: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

ROGERS -- Kat Lynch hopes to help lawmakers put a face to a disease when she travels to Washington this month to advocate for juvenile diabetes research.

Symptoms

Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes could save a life:

• Excessive thirst

• Frequent bathroom breaks

• Sudden weight loss

• Vomiting, stomach ache and flu-like symptoms

• Blurry vision

Source: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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