Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
Well we have hit the 2 year mark with T1D! Connor is an active 3 year old. He is addicted to golf and loves to play with his little brother Brody - well on most days! He loves movies as much as his dad and enjoys going to the theater to see his movies. Connor also has discovered the art of squirt gun fights and enjoys them immensely, which has made for some fun summer days so far. Connor has moved classrooms and has almost mastered potty training since turning 3. He is such an awesome little guy and a great big brother! His little bro thinks the world of him and follows him everywhere. Connor has had the greatest privilege in getting more involved with JDRF in the last year and he has loved meeting more kids with power packs just like him.
Connor has been a real champ in the last year with everything and we have made vast improvements in his care. Connor started on his Tslim pump in September and he absolutely loves it! So do we. His power pack, as he calls it, helps him have more flexibility in his schedule plus tighter control over his numbers. Connor also got his Dex (CGM) in October just after he/we learned about his pump. Dex has made life much less stressful as it constantly is monitoring Connor's numbers so everyone is getting a bit more sleep in the Anderson household! It isn't a cure but Connor is functioning as much like any other 3 year old as possible. He has fancy pump shirts that he wears for his power pack and he wears Dex on his arm.
One more mark of how diabetes has changed our lives is Connor beginning to understand how things work. He can teach people to check his blood sugar and he is more aware now of site changes. He is a real trooper and is a total champ most days as he wants to stay healthy and feel good. In the past year we have only had one trip to the hospital after Connor had the flu to get him rehydrated and to get keytones out of his system, which is a huge win for the little guy. Connor still has to have his fingers checked at meals and night time to get an accurate blood glucose reading but now we are only giving a shot (site change) every 2 days which has made him much happier.
With that said, we are immensely grateful for the awesome team that has come together to learn about T1D and to take care of Connor. Our family who has learned how to prick fingers, check blood sugar and give insulin shots continue to amaze us, as well as those who are always asking us what Connor easily can eat when he comes over to visit really helps us go places without thinking things through constantly. Those that have even moved events to fit Connor's eating schedule have been unbelievable. His daycare center - Child's Play Place - has been unbelievable as the teachers there have all been willing to learn and take on the challenge of having a toddler with diabetes in their classroom. This is a challenge that they have taken on and have been more than willing to educate themselves about!
Connor continues to amaze all of us with his awesome personality and his ways of overcoming each and every challenge. He has always been the one to light up a room with his smile and hugs as well as his kisses! He continues to be energetic and all boy when it comes to how hard he plays and how much fun he has day in and day out! Hopefully someday there will be a cure for this little guy because he definitely deserves it.
Please consider supporting and being a part of Team Ginger. We appreciate each and every one of you and hope you can join us on the day of the walk and if not any donation or support you can give will be a step towards helping Connor and all the others who have T1D.
If you are interested in a Team Ginger shirt or Wrist Band please contact Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie at email@example.com
Connor deserves our very best and this year his little brother Brody will be an active member of the walk as well! See you on walk day and Check back here for fundraising updates!