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8-year-old battles diabetes with 3 million Americans

Brycen Miller, 8, checks his blood sugar. Miller is a type 1 diabetic and is helping with the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday.

Brycen Miller, 8, checks his blood sugar. Miller is a type 1 diabetic and is helping with the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Brycen Miller is one of the 3 million American with Type 1 diabetes, an auto immune disease he will work to control for the rest of his life.

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He was diagnosed, Sept. 30, 2010, with the disease suspected to shorten a person’s life by 15-18 years.

“Our son had always been a thin, very active little boy. So, Brycen looked skinny in a wet T-shirt playing outside with his sister, it didn’t send up any flags,” said Angela Miller, Brycen’s mom. “In late July, early August, we noticed ....

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