World Diabetes Day might be behind us – but seriously every.single.day is Diabetes Day for our family.
WHY do I want everyone
to know about Type ONE Diabetes?
Because it needs to be on everyones radar.
Did you even KNOW there is more than one TYPE of Diabetes?
The majority of the world DOES NOT
Because everything you see and hear about Diabetes relates to Type TWO Diabetes
- The type that is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and being overweight.
- The type that can often be prevented and has a terrible stigma associated with it.
Did I know a lot about T1D before Eden’s diagnosis? No, no I did not.
What I DID know were some of the symptoms…
Some of the symptoms that stopped Eden from being on deaths door by the time we got her to the hospital.
This is Eden a couple of weeks before diagnosis
This is Eden the days before diagnosis
This is Eden in the hospital after diagnosis
after lifesaving INSULIN treatment started
This is Eden now
THIS IS TYPE ONE DIABETES ..
People with Type ONE Diabetes
don’t “LOOK” Diabetic
Type ONE Diabetes is an auto immune disease that CANNOT be prevented
Doctors, Scientists and Researchers DO NOT KNOW the exact cause of Type ONE Diabetes
Viral or stress trigger?
The point is – ANYONE can be diagnosed with Type ONE Diabetes
- infants, young children, middle aged, old.
- rich, poor or middle class
It DOES NOT discriminate.
What everyone CAN DO is familiarize themselves with the warning signs and symptoms and understand that undiagnosed or misdiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes can KILL.
Can KILL your child, your neighbor, your friend..
We got lucky – really lucky with Eden..
I want you to be lucky too – I want you to have the opportunity to save a life.
Because I care..