Symptoms of childhood diabetes

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Symptoms of childhood diabetes

We did not know our daughter had diabetes for several months. There were several symptoms that we didn't recognize right away and didn't tie them together. Each of which, seem to have an explanation all of its own. For example, she was extremely tired and fatigues. Our response was, she's not getting enough rest. She's tired and needs to go to bed earlier. She was hungry. She was eating a lot and yet, she was so skinny. Our response was, she's going through another growth spurt. She was thirsty a lot and going to the bathroom a lot. Our response was, quit drinking so much and you won't go to the bathroom so much. We did not realize that these are classic symptoms of Type I Diabetes. We were looking at the symptoms individually, without realizing there were multiple things going on at the same time that were related. Classic signs of Type I Diabetes are fatigue, frequent urination, excessive hunger. It took us a couple of months before we put it together, but when we did, it was classic. She had it. I'm sharing this because it is easy to see. You can see it. You need to recognize this disease.

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Christina Coleman

Attorney & Mother of a Diabetic

Christina M. Coleman, a California native, was admitted to practice law in 1997. As in-house Corporate Counsel for a family of Internet/Telecommunications Companies, she oversaw all litigation and some corporate matters. In 2000, Ms. Coleman's outstanding track record caused her to join a plaintiff's litigation firm focusing on catastrophic injury (financial and physical) cases. While at this firm, Ms. Coleman met Lisa L. Maki where they co-counseled in a few high-profile cases. As a result, they became fast friends in their pursuit of justice for their clients.

Ms. Coleman is a highly skilled litigator and negotiator who has been the key to obtaining multi-million dollar jury trials and settlements, including a 7.2 million dollar jury verdict for an individual and company in Orange County, California. In March 2006, Ms. Coleman and Ms. Maki joined forces and Ms. Coleman is the firm's senior litigator and negotiator. In this role, she continues to represent plaintiffs in their struggle for justice and fairness in the workplace and in the corporate arena.

Ms. Coleman has lectured for the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, and has been published in the Advocate. She has also served on the editorial board for an employment related treatise for James Publishing. Ms. Coleman was Consumer Attorneys of California’s finalist nominee for Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2008, and finalist nominee for Streetfighter of the Year in 2010. 

A member of the California Bar, Ms. Coleman graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (BA 1993) and University of San Diego School of Law (JD. 1997). Ms. Coleman currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young daughters, and proudly participates in many legal and bar organizations

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