Hunter

Hunter was always thirsty, and his moods changed, he would cry at the drop of a hat, which was again was out of character.

Sports-mad Hunter came into the Cure Kids family by winning a competition to have lunch with the All Blacks. A dream come true and also something positive for him to focus on after being diagnosed with type-1 diabetes suddenly that same year. 

Hunter is an active boy, he plays soccer and rugby which he absolutely loves! He is a keen fisherman, and has caught his fair share of fish. Hunter eats a very balanced healthy diet, and has always tried all sorts of foods, without fuss, because Hunter was such an active fit and healthy kid, it came as a huge shock when he was diagnosed.

Having very little knowledge of type-1 diabetes his parents hadn’t picked up on the symptoms. Hunter was always thirsty, and his moods changed, he would cry at the drop of a hat, which was again was out of character. It was a flyer in the mail about diabetes awareness that alerted his mum Rebecca to get him checked by the doctor. From there, they went straight to starship and Hunter was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes.  He handled his diagnosis so well, not once has he complained about his diet change and he even injects himself with his insulin, so brave! 

Hunter lives with his older sister, mum and dad.



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