Paramedics Treat Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Home

January 19, 2018 Updated: January 19, 2018    

Paramedics were called to the house of Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday morning, but she wasn’t hospitalized, according to a representative.

They told Politico that she was able to make it to work and was treated for low blood sugar.

“She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told the website. “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 as a child, which she controls with insulin injections, glucose tablets, and blood checks.

She was appointed to the court by President Barack Obama.

“I’m super vigilant when I’m in court,” she told Diabetes Forecast magazine in 2013. “My most obvious sign, which I can’t see, is paleness. If I start feeling any sort of lightness coming on, I immediately check.”

“You only have like a 15-minute lead time for the insulin to start working,” she added. “If you’re as controlled as I am, that 15 minutes is critical. You better start eating.”

Around 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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