Rediet, 6-year-old from Laredo, Texas

Rediet was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a toddler while living in her home country of Ethiopia. She moved to an orphanage after her biological mother passed away. Pediatric endocrinologists Stephen Ponder and Jennifer Amaral recently prepared her adoptive parents to care for her and her condition. Her new family learned how to administer insulin shots, count carbohydrates, and plan meals. Today, Rediet is an active 6-year-old playing with dolls and coloring.