Nashville 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes
December, 4th 2011 is a day that changed our family’s life forever. That was the day that Bryce was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. That was a day we would give anything in this world to erase.
Type 1 diabetes, also known as Juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that attacks the beta cells in the pancreas. The beta cells are responsible for producing insulin, which is necessary in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. If your blood sugar levels are too high there can be long term affects (diabetic ketone acidosis, loss of vision, loss of feeling in your feet, loss of limbs, kidney failure, ect) and if your blood sugar is too low there can be immediate affects (vomiting, seizures, diabetic coma, and if not treated can lead to death).
Type 1 diabetes is vastly different from type 2 diabetes cases. Type 1 diabetics (most diagnoses are in children) only hope to live without this disease is to find a cure as it is not preventable and can only be controlled with insulin. Type 2 diabetics (most diagnosis are in adult) can often control their diabetes with diet and exercise and can be prevented or reversed.
Nashville’s 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes is organized by JDRF (juvenile diabetes research foundation) as a purpose to raise money for every person affected by type 1 diabetes. JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes and currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research.
Date/ Location of the walk:
September 28, 2013
Bicentennial Capitol Mall
600 James Robertson Parkway
A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. You may donate to Bryce’s team by check or by going to http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/teambryce. For any more information on the JDRF Walk you can visit the website walk.jdrf.org or call 1-888-533-WALK.
BRYCE COOPER LAMB
Type 1 Diabetic
Diagnosed 12/4/2011 at age 7
Diabetes Stats since diagnosis:
Total number of days I have had diabetes: 594
Total number of shots I have had: 600 (plus 158 insulin pump injections)
Total number of finger pricks I have had: 4,158
Total units of insulin I have had: 10,692 (that is what keeps me alive)
Total number of blood sugars above 400: 169
Total number of blood sugars below 40: 42
Total number of days I have hated having diabetes: 594
I have to count the number of carbs that I eat every time I eat anything. I then have to give myself insulin so that my blood sugar will not get too high. I feel pretty rough if it gets too high or too low. If it gets too low I get really shaky and have to have something to eat or take glucose tabs. I always have to have my diabetic bag with me. It has my pump, PDM, my testing strips, my glucagon, and a lot of other supplies I need. My dad or mom check my blood sugar every night around 3am just to make sure it is not too low. If it is too low I might not wake up. I hate having diabetes but I know God chose me to have it because I can handle it and I have great parents that will help me and love me. I cannot wait until there is a cure so I don’t have to live with diabetes anymore.
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Bryce's Mom and Dad
Company- Fairview Masonic Lodge
Erin & Dave Kaegebein
Heather, Eddie, and Scott
Jeni Noel Waldrop
Miss Robin Perry
Mr. Mark Hoffman
The Wilkes Family
Walk Day Donations