Welcome to Halle's Hope JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Halle was diognosed with type 1 diabetes in June, 2010. She was nine years old. Halle has lived with T1D for almost 4 years now. Her daily life changed significantly when she was diagnosed. Halle gets up in the morning, pricks her finger to check her blood sugar level, calculates her carb count for breakfast, programs her pump for an insulin infjection, eats breakfast, goes to school, pricks her finger mid-morning, adjusts her insulin pump for an injection or eats a snack, pricks her finger before lunch, calculates carbs, programs the pump for insulin injection, eats lunch, pricks her finger mid-afernoon, adjusts her pump or eats a snack, rides the bus home from school, pricks her finger before dinner, calculates carbs, programs her pump, eats dinner, goes to basketball practice and pricks her finger on the way, adjusts pump for injection or eats a snack, comes home, gets ready for bed and pricks her finger again, makes adjustments to her pump or eats a snack and goes to bed.
Every 3 days, she removes the tubing site for her insulin pump, refills the pump with insulin and reinjects the tube into herself. Sometimes the pump doesn't work, the insulin delivery gets blocked, or the amount of insulin in miscalculated. Halle was hospitalized four times last year because of extremely elevated blood sugar levels.
Halle does a great job handling the responsibility and challenges that T1D presents. She has an amazingly positive attitude in dealing with the disease. She says that having diabetes isn't that hard except in school, then it's kind of a pain. T1D is a hard disease to live with though.
My greatest hope is for Halle to live a happy and healthy life. The advancements in T1D research give me hope that someday Halle can live a life free from the burdens and health complications that T1D causes.
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