We are gearing up for fall. School has started. All of the kids are in school - even Maggie. 8am-3pm the house is empty except for meand our new puppy Jane. Things are changing around here!
One thing that is not changing fast enough is diabetes. Day after day we live with this disease. I have even called it our 9th child at times. I think it requires as much attention and care as our children do. We test blood sugars, count carbs, give insulin shots, order prescriptions, go to doctors visits. We have incorporated diabetes into our lives. It is just what we do.
This summer we found out that Sam has been getting up at night due to low blood sugars. He doesn't come to us for help because he is not cognizant enough to realize he needs help. He goes to the kitchen and starts binging on food. Later he wakes up with food in his hands not knowing how much he has eaten and how much insulin to take. His blood sugar then gets way too high.
Any thoughts that we had that we could somehow control this disease are gone. It is too complicated. We are committed to doing everything that we possibly can to help researchers find a cure for the millions of people who have this disease. Patrick and I went to Washington DC in June to encourage our Tennessee Representatives to do what they can to streamline the FDA process of getting therapies to those who need them.
It is time for our annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. We want to personally ask you to help in some way. We would love for you to come and walk with us on September 29th at the Bicentennial Mall in downtown Nashville or you can sponsor one of us as we walk to find a cure.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support that you have given us in the past. It is greatly appreciated.
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