Welcome to my team page, Landon's Bulldozers!
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
Please take the time out and read my story:
My name is Landon and I'm three years old. I love to play with my fire trucks, ride my four wheeler, and play in the park. If you were to see me in the park, you would think that I am a healthy kid.
However, on January 3rd 2012 I found out I have type 1 diabetes and I am insulin dependent. My mommy and daddy knew that something wasn't right with me. I was always thirsty and when I didn't get anymore to drink I would be very mad at them. I was also always wetting the bed...how embarrassing. My daddy thought I showed signs of something called diabetes. I went to the children's hospital and there it was confirmed that I have type 1 diabetes. As a result, my life is far from normal. In order to keep me healthy my daily routine is on a constant schedule with almost military precision in order to stay healthy. I have breakfast, lunch , dinner, snacks, finger pokes and insulin shots within a half hour deviation of each other. I dont fully understand what all this means, but all I know is that sometimes I have to eat when I don't want to and sometimes I cannot eat when Im hungry, and that I can't sleep in or have treats when my friends do. Growing up with diabetes is very hard. It's hard to control and everyday is a challenge.
I have been told that I'm special, but I dont want to be special. I just want to be like the other kids. Other kids dont have to monitor their blood sugar five to seven times a day by pricking their fingers or get 4 insulin shots a day.
I am the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes. Most people dont know that it can strike any family and that you can never "grow out of it." I will be insulin dependent for life but my mommy says thats not true because a cure is on the way!!
Landon’s Diabetes Update:
In February I stopped getting daily injections and started using the insulin pump!!! My pump is a small computer that gives me insulin via a small catheter, which is placed in my leg, arm, or behind. When I first got the pump I was really scared but not anymore. I’m glad I have the pump because it controls my diabetes better and I only have to get one injection every three days versus when I had to get 12-18 injections in a three day period. My pump is pretty cool but it can be frustrating at times having it attached to my body all day. My mommy and daddy says there is more advanced technology to come so stay tuned and see!!!
On October 5, 2013 my family and friends will be walking together in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. JDRF is the largest worldwide organization dedicated to finding a cure to diabetes. Since 1970, JDRF has provided more than 1.6 billion to diabetes research.
We have set a team goal of raising $2,000. Please help me and the millions of other kids fight diabetes and find a cure by donating to the cause. All you have to do is click on the donate to the walker or team button. And you can always "join the team."
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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