My desire to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes is fueled by a number of factors
- to foster understanding about a disease that our family lives with
- to help break stereotypes about “diabetes”
- to tell our story and help others who may be in a similar situation and living with the same feelings
- to educate the non-D world about the seriousness and what T1D is
- to help raise funds for a cure and explain WHY a cure is needed
a CURE is so desperately needed –
not only for my child and the others already living with this disease
but for those that may be diagnosed today or next week or next year.
Type 1 Diabetes CANNOT be prevented
Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes can KILL
Heck – diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes can and does kill
it is a roller coaster disease that can change rapidly from one minute to the next.
It is SERIOUS and it is about time that the world takes notice.
Today my heart is breaking for a family whose 5 year old daughter was just diagnosed.
My heart breaks not only because of the life they have ahead of them living with T1D – but because she may not even HAVE that life.
This little girl is on the brink of death because the Type 1 Diagnosis was made possibly too late
The life that this family previously knew has been changed forever.
Right now – they need a miracle
Right now – they just want their child to SURVIVE
They probably aren’t even thinking past her immediate needs and what a life with Type 1 Diabetes will entail.
Doctors are just fighting to KEEP HER ALIVE.
But I know –
the T1D community knows – and I know I am not alone today in my feeling of heartbreak for this family.
EVERYONE needs to know the symptoms
EVERYONE needs to advocate and fight for their child
NO ONE knows your child better than you do.
If you think there is something more going on than the “flu” – speak up.
In this day and age I DO NOT understand why it is not common practice for a child (or anyone for that matter) to have their blood sugar tested when they present with flu like symptoms. It is so simple and can save the unimaginable heartbreak of being on the brink of death.
Today – I fight for awareness for Kycie 💙
This family may not know that when Kycie pulls through she is going to start a new life – the T1D life – a sometimes heartbreaking battle that they will all face together for the rest of her life.
But I know
and we will all be here for you