It’s been 8 years. 11,680 insulin injections. 14,600 finger pricks to check blood sugar. A million worries.
And we are just getting started.
While he’s outgrowing the “Juvenile” part of Juvenile Diabetes (most days), he’ll never outgrow the Type 1 Diabetes. Not until we find a cure. So you’ll be hearing from me every year until that cure is found.
With Type 1 (or Juvenile) Diabetes, the pancreas produces NO insulin, so the person with this disease must act as their pancreas, giving insulin injections from the moment of diagnosis. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, it cannot be controlled by diet, exercise, pills, essential oils, cinnamon or acupuncture (well meaning friends and family have suggested them all). The good news is that with a lot of pricking/poking/injections and the ability to count carbs accurately, a Type 1 Diabetic CAN eat sugar (despite the claim of Kayson’s shirt, above).
So this year, we are trying something new for our fund-raising event for JDRF and the Walk to Cure Diabetes:
Desserts for Diabetes
Saturday, July 31
860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork
$5 per person
Enjoy a scrumptious dessert bar and silent auction as we help fund the research for a cure.
To purchase tickets, call: 801-376-8685.
Can’t attend? Visit my JDRF walk page and make a donation and/or join our walk team! Your generosity will help millions of families to never know what they are missing. And wouldn’t that be a blessing?