It has been almost two years since diagnosis. Fortunately, we have managed to stay healthy for another year. We are continuously learning about how to manage diet, how to balance activity, and how to prevent dangerous situations by always planning for every possibility as best as we can. It is a constant battle which we are fighting will all our hearts and every ounce of energy.
However, even on a normal day, Emma has to go through a tedious, sometimes rigorous routine of sticking her finger and testing her blood up to 10 times a day. Before her pump arrived, she was injecting insulin up to 8 times a day. Now we have to change pump sites every couple days and there are only so many spots to put those on her little body. Before we go anywhere, we have to make sure she has enough testing supplies, snacks for lows, emergency glucose for extreme lows, water to flush ketones, and backup insulin/pod if her pump fails. That is a lot of baggage for a 10-year old.
This is why we will walk for JDRF. We will walk to raise awareness for early detection. We will walk to raise funds for research for new technologies to help children like Emma to manage life with this disease. We will walk to show Emma that we are there for her no matter what. We will walk to give her something to be proud of, that she was a part of making a difference. And we will walk to find a cure so that one day Emma and all her T1D friends will never again have to say, "I have diabetes." They can declare, "I HAD diabetes!"
Please join us in the JDRF One Walk by registering to walk or donating to Emma's Team. We thank you for all your love and support this past year! We couldn't have done it without you.
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).