Welcome to the Cupcake Betes Bites JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
As you may know my name is Loren Pelky and I live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). I would really love it if you will donate to my team Cupcake Betes Bites and join me in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 26th 2014 at The Domain 111000 Alterra Parkway Austin, TX
Let me share with you what my life is like living with T1D. I will need to check my blood sugar through finger sticks at various times during the day and every three days will require an insulin site change injection. In addition to my rigorous blood testing and insulin site changes, everything I eat consumes must counted and measured, and my blood levels even need to be checked while I sleep and play. I have my testing supplies with me that I carry everywhere when I am awake. Based on my blood sugar I may need to eat small snacks during the day to maintain a safe number. If my blood sugar is higher than it should be I will likely be very thirsty and will need to drink water to help lower my blood sugar to keep me safe. I may also need to use the bathroom more often than other people.
If my blood sugar is low I cannot be left alone. On rare occasions I may be severely low (hypoglycemia) and may become disorientated. Symptoms that might suggest that my blood sugar is very low are: pale skin, glossy eyes, inability to concentrate, shakiness, and dizziness. If I am low I will need to eat/drink fast acting carbohydrates such as juice, quick stick, or glucose tabs which I keep in the in the bag I carry. Severe low blood sugars are very dangerous and can result in seizures and death. Likewise I might at times have a high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Symptoms of hyperglycemia are headaches, stomach aches, increased need to use the bathroom, and overall crankiness. In cases of high blood sugars I will need an insulin correction which I can do myself with assistance using my insulin pump.
My blood sugar levels may sometimes play a large role in my ability to think straight and my actions but T1D dose not stop me from doing what I want being a happy normal kid!
Friends, I encourage you to sign up, donate, and come walk with me this year. Bring your friends, too! Better yet, bring 10 friends! We want every person on our team to raise at least $100. I know that the Walk will be a great experience and I also know that YOU can make a difference.
Please visit http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/cupcakebetesbites and search for my team name Cupcake Betes Bites to make a donation or join my team as a fundraiser and supporter today.