A year later, on August 22, 2018 at 8 and a half years of age, Lila was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was an autoimmune attack on the beta cells of her pancreas and her body can no longer produce insulin and take care of her glucose and energy needs. Currently, Type 1 diabetes isn’t preventable and it can’t be cured. It can only be managed. Lila is dependent on multiple daily insulin injections, blood checks, and carb counting everything she eats and drinks.