HOPEFULLY – If you have been following my Blog you already know this…
If you learn and share knowledge about ONE THING to do with Type 1 Diabetes – please make it this…
Type 1 Diabetes is an AUTO-IMMUNE disease..
Type 1 Diabetes is NOT caused by eating too much sugar and bad lifestyle choices. Eden did not have a choice to get this disease and cannot change it by altering eating habits or exercising.
Basically, Eden’s own body attacked and destroyed her pancreas. The pancreas produces insulin which is a necessary hormone that helps breakdown glucose in the bloodstream allowing it to fuel our bodies with energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the bloodstream and your bodies cells starve.
Eden is now INSULIN DEPENDANT – for the REST OF HER LIFE.. Her pancreas does NOT produce insulin.. that means we need to give it to her via injection or infusion from an insulin pump. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
NOT giving Eden insulin means she would eventually DIE – you CANNOT survive without insulin.
Your little tid-bit of information for today….