Janae  Slade
Madison County
Not Feature Story
Janae, now age 7, was diagnosed with Type I diabetes on September 27, 2006 at the age of 4. It is a day that our family will never forget. Janae spent three days in a local hospital. Within 72 hours we were educated on how to manage her diabetes. It was scary, but Janae's health became our top priority. Janae was seeing an endocrinologist in Huntsville and we would have to wait four months until she could see Dr. Abullatif. We had heard so many good things about him. Finally, in February 2007, we travelled to Birmingham for Janae's first appointment. Everything was made so clear. Dr. Abullatif and his staff have made managing her diabetes so much easier. I wish we had Dr. Abullatif when she was first diagnosed.

Children's means that my daughter will get the best care possible. Diabetes management is a 24/7 job. It will never stop. I feel that Dr. Abdullatif is really concerned about Janae's health and includes our family in the decision making process.