I'm participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!
In March 2005 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I had to learn how to give myself insulin shots, test my block sugar (sometimes 10 times a day), count carbs, being more careful about what I ate. These, among numerous other things, made life interesting for awhile and it still is. Now I look at as another day in my crazy life. My kids used to think that testing your blood sugar, wearing an insulin pump 24/7 or giving your self shots was something they got to look forward to as they became adults. They now understand that they hopefully won't have to do any of that.
When I was first diagnosed my husband and I were asking every doctor we came in contact with to find out if this was something that I could pass down to my children (we only had one at the time). Everyone kept telling us not to worry because Type 1 was not hereditary, only Type 2 Diabetes was hereditary. Then, in 2013 at the JDRF walk there was a booth there that was trying to bring awareness to the fact the studies have shown that Type 1 Diabetes is actually hereditary. So much for not having to worry about my children. And its not just my children that can be effected, it my grandchildren, my siblings, my parents and grandparents (it came to me from somewhere).
I started doing the JDRF Walk every Fall to help raise money for research to help treat and eventually cure Diabetes. I don't want my children or their children to have to suffer with this life changing disease, as well as other children and adults.
Any contribution you can make to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. No donation is too small and its tax deductible!
If you would like to join Team Carter for the walk in Spokane in September we would love to have you join us. Please contact me for more information.