Patient Stories

Paul McGuigan, BSN, RN, CDCES at work at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

It’s been 100 years since doctors first used insulin for the treatment of diabetes

To mark the important and life-saving medical discovery of insulin as a treatment of diabetes, we’re highlighting longtime UH Rainbow provider and patient Paul McGuigan, BSN, RN, CDCES.

Type 1 diabetes patient Abby at UH Rainbow at time of diagnosis and celebrating her 1st "Diabirthday" one year later

Abby’s Story

12 months after being treated for Diabetic ketoacidosis, Abby is now managing her Type 1 diabetes like a rock star.

Braydan enjoying a book

Braydan’s Story

Braydan seemed like he was always thirsty and going to the bathroom often. When it started getting progressively worse, his doctor sent them to the emergency room at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.