Sacred Heart’s Isabella Boyd won’t let diabetes define what she can do

Via Peters

Sacred Heart softball freshman Isabella Boyd has been knocking it out of the park this season.

She leads the 14-8 Valkyries in batting average (.406) and stolen base (16) and is tied for the lead in hits with 28. Not bad for a player that lives with diabetes.

Also a cross country runner and swimmer, Boyd was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago.

She first started showing symptoms of her condition during the summer of 2017 when she was 10 years old.

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John Boyd, Isabella’s father, said she was dehydrated more often and wasn’t performing to her normal level during her athletic activities that summer. She struggled to maintain her weight.

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