Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away. Here is Year Three....A Continuation of Chloe's story...
The first year was diagnoses. The second year was the package...her insulin pump. And now...the honeymoon phase has ended and another new device....the continuous glucose monitor (cgm).
From a mom's perspective, this past fall was the toughest, worse than diagnoses. When the honeymoon phase ended, the realization of the disease sets in. I may no longer send my child out to run around to burn a few extra carbs to lower her blood sugar. The realization, that vial of insulin truly is her life support, what keeps her alive and full of energy.
The hopes and promises of the cgm was peace of mind. For a child that does not recognize or always have the symptoms of lows, you develop a sense of fear...Will she be safe at school? Can I sleep soundly at night? How many times should we test through the night? Good blood sugar control is recommended for good health and longevity. However, the better the numbers, the closer you are to lows, leaving no room for human error. Although the cgm is helpful, this device doesn't quite offer all the peace of mind we had hoped for. At this time its accuracy could be improved, which I believe is just around the corner with the constantly progressing technology and research.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
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