Megan has started kindergarten and is learning so much it amazes me. We have gotten so much support from the school, an awesome, knowledgeble full time nurse and a teacher who is so on top of it yet treats her like she has nothing wrong with her :)
Our wonderful friends have eased my stress and learned Megan's diabetes treatment allowing Megan to enjoy life outside of home and school and go on playdates. :)
This year we have had a few scarey days of keytones, from high blood sugars, resulting in missed school days and 1 ER visit where Megan had to get an IV to rehydrate. She was very brave though, and Mary Bridge was wonderful to her.
The insulin pump therapy that we are on is a much better treatment than 8-10 shots per day but the anxiety that Megan has when we change her site every 2-3 days is heart breaking. She pleads to not do it, cries and fights us.
She asks "why me Mommy? When will I no longer have diabetes? When will we have a cure" All I can do is hold her, tell her I am sorry, that I love her and believe that it will happen! We will find a cure!
Join us, "Megan's Team," at the 2014 JDRF walk May 10, 9-12 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA. It is a stroller friendly walk that starts and ends at Cheney Stadium.
After living with diabeties my whole life, my dad diagnosed at 10, myself at 12 and my brother at 21, we were faced with Megan's diagnosis at 3. I plan to do as much as possible to help raise funds for a cure, any research can help make Megan's life a little easier. If we are lucky, maybe even for us old time type 1 diabetics living with the constant finger pricks and insulin pumps, a never ending balancing act...
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?