Fifth grader with Type 1 diabetes dies after blood sugar drops during sleepover
1 month ago - By WGN TV
NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 9-year-old Pennsylvania girl who died after a sleepover last weekend, according to WPXI .
Fifth grader Sophia Daugherty, who had Type 1 diabetes, suffered a traumatic brain injury after her blood sugar plummeted.
For several days, doctors worked to save her life. Sophia, whose hypoglycemic attack had caused brain swelling and a herniated brain stem, was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday, according to the New Castle News .
“She was a popular little girl,” Laurel Superintendent Len Rich said. “The most commonly used...
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'A popular little girl': 9-year-old with diabetes dies after blood sugar drops at sleepover
1 month ago - By KOAT
The fifth-grader is an organ donor, so while she's gone, she can help other children.
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