Please help me support Aiden on his first annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Aiden is my 4 yr old son who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in Dec 2011, at the age of three.
Aiden requires daily management by doing multiple finger pricks to check his blood, he receives 5-10 injections of insulin per day (which requires counting carbs and giving the required dose of insulin), as well as many interrupted nights of sleep to treat highs and lows.
My dream is to find a cure. My hope is to raise awareness! Just one more person knowing if someone is having a diabetic reaction, could mean saving my son?s life someday.
We are on high alert at all times for any signs of Hypoglycemia. This means he has too much insulin on board and his blood sugar is too low. It must be corrected immediately by ingesting carbs, usually regular pop, juice, or fruit snacks. In an emergency we give Glucagon, but want to avoid that like you do a fire extinguisher. If Hypoglycemia is not caught in time or it is left untreated it can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, and even death.
We try hard to avoid having high blood sugars, referred to as Hyperglycemia. This must be corrected with a certain amount of insulin, in which the dose changes as he grows. When we brought Aiden to the hospital his blood sugars were over 1,000. A normal range for him is 90-150.
Having high blood sugars for too long and being sick brings a concern for Ketones. Ketones are when your body starts burning fat for energy instead of glucose. Dangerously high levels lead to coma or death. Aiden had dangerous levels when he was admitted to the hospital.
Aiden is dependent on insulin for the rest of his life, unless a cure is found. Will you please support him on this walk? Any amount will help, and ALL proceeds go to JDRF in their search to find a cure. You can donate online or ask me how if that doesn?t work for you.
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