Toby Brosteau





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We are almost approaching Two years since our now 7 year old Allie was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes.  To say that our life has drastically changed is be a understatement. We continue to test Allies blood sugars 7 to 10 times per day.  Which includes a poke to the finger with a needle for every test.  Allie remains a trooper through it all and continues to be the strength in our family.  It is amazing to see the resistance and courage of a 7 year old.

 We started this school year with a decision to try a insulin pump.  With the insulin pump comes a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty for mom and dad.  It is hard to trust in a machine that is attached to her 24/7 to deliver her insulin.  Allie however, loves the pump because it mean less shots and no shot of Lantis in the belly at night.  Mom and dad well... the verdict is still out.  We continue to rely heavy on the support of family and close friends.  Allie needs to be monitored closely during hot weather, exercise, sickness and stress.  All of these factors throw her body into a tailspin.  What we can tell you for sure is that Allies diagnosis has truly taught us to live for the moment and value all of life's little blessings. 

 Looking back Toby and I would both have to say that our biggest challenge has been ourselves.  The anger and frustration of the disease is not something we would wish on anyone.  Our lives continue to be run by numbers, carb counts, weather patterns, and exercise but... in spite of this we continue to be hopeful.  This year we will be taking part in the Walk To Cure Diabetes 2013.  we are asking our family and friends to help support Allie on May 11th by either walking with us and or donating to JDRF in Allie's name.  

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Date and time

May 11, 2013
Check-in: 8:30 AM
Starts: 10:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K


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1500 Fort Howard Avenue
De Pere, WI



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