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Sotomayor Recovers From Diabetic Episode

Sotomayor Recovers From Diabetic Episode
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Anthony Behar/AP)

By    |   Friday, 19 January 2018 03:18 PM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor had a health episode Friday morning stemming from her diabetes.

According to Politico, paramedics were called to Sotomayor's Washington, D.C. home and treated her for low blood-sugar symptoms. The justice, however, bounced back and later traveled to the Supreme Court for work.

"She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine," Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg told Politico. "She's at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend."

Sotomayor, 63, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 7. She has been open about her nearly life-long management of the disease, speaking with several media outlets and groups about it.

"Diabetes is a constant part of my life," she told a group of diabetic children in 2011, NPR reported.

During a 2013 interview with Diabetes Forecast, Sotomayor spoke about keeping several tubes of glucose tablets everywhere she goes.

"I have tubes in my pocketbook . . . I have them in my car," she said. "I have them in the office. I have them in my travel bag. I have them on the bench. I have them in the judges' conference room."

According to a 2009 Politico story, Sotomayor's method of controlling diabetes can lead to low blood sugar.

Sotomayor joined the Supreme Court in 2009. Last year, President Donald Trump hinted at possibly having to replace her on the bench during his time in office because of her diabetes.

"Her health. No good. Diabetes," Trump said.

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