Our team is walking to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Little about our story.
My Daughter Willow went into urgent care may 24th she just had not been feeling well for about a week, she could not sleep, had to pee constantly, never could get enough water, kept getting headaches and felt she had an upset tummy often. We took her in to get tested for like the flu or something and as we are sitting there joking around waiting for the doctor thinking nothing is really wrong the door opens and in walks the doctor very concerned. He asked us if we know if she has diabetes???? Huh?!! We replied with nope, he said well her blood glucose lvls are very high and they need to test her blood to make sure. So they tested her blood and the guy said he has to talk to the doctor. The doctor rushed in and asked us if we had good transportation, we said yes. he said she needs to go to the hospital right now, Her blood glucose lvls are so high their reader could not read it. We went and got our oldest from school and headed to emergency. She was admitted right away. Her BG was almost 600 they said they are so surprised she was doing as good as she was. That if we would of waited a day or two at most she would not of been responsive. My heart sank. When they told us she was diagnosed with diabetes i was freaked out that i fed her poorly or that she didnt exercise enough and such. Little did we know Type 1 is not the same as type 2. We have been through classes and much learning every day since.
It has been 2 month and we are still learning so much. Info - When you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, administer insulin, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity just to stay alive.
With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
By donating or joining our JDRF One Walk® team today, you’ll support research for life-changing breakthroughs to make it safer and easier to live with T1D, until we find a cure.
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).