Reese on the happy day she was discharged from UCSF Children's
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WE ARE WALKING FOR A CURE FOR REESE'S TYPE 1 DIABETES
The photo above is of Reese being discharged from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital after a long, 5-day stint when she was diagnosed with T1D.
Since she was diagnosed on June 30th, Reese has endured thousands of finger pricks, hundreds of insulin shots, constant weighing and measuring of everything she eats, new medical devices that stick in her belly and arms, insurance company talk,......it's all a constant part of our daily life. We are always "on" and need to be aware in managing Reese's blood sugars to avoid serious complications of "lows" and "highs". We are woken up most nights to check her blood glucose levels and give her insulin or sugar to keep her in a safe range. T1D is a physical and emotional marathon with no finish line. When we are not with Reese, we are thinking about her numbers and are often being called or texted by her school and caregivers about her blood sugars and how we should approach her care.
Reese will not outgrow her diabetes. Until there is a CURE, it is here to stay.
We ALL struggle with many things in our lives. We hope that together we can remember that each one of us is managing something that others may know nothing about, and that one thing we can do is to support one another with the challenges we face.
Our family is participating in JDRF One Walk™ to raise money to help improve the lives of millions of people living with T1D, T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet. Your support of JDRF can help change that.
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).