November- Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes awareness month. Our Maggie was diagnosed at the age of three (March 2013) with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It’s been heartbreaking and eye opening. It breaks our hearts daily to have to poke her finger 4-6+ times a day and give her insulin shots 4 times a day. I know I HATE needles but I’m grown up and know that if I have to get poked I need to just do it. For her she doesn’t totally understand, some days she begs us to not “hurt” her. It’s also been eye opening to the fact I had no idea that T1D and Type 2 diabetes were so different and treated differently. I know a lot of our friends and family are the same way, they just don’t know there is a different. So I’m going to provide a chart I found at the end of this post for everyone to read.

To bring more awareness to this disease I plan on making a weekly post with facts and stories of what we go through on a daily basis. My hope, our hope, is there will be a cure for T1D someday, soon. No more pokes, no more needles, no more counting carbs… No more highs, no more lows.

November 14th is International Diabetes Day. To show support to those with diabetes I will be wearing blue, the color used to represent the disease.

I would also like to ask that you help us win a special prize for our little Maggie. You can check out my blog post for more details.- Who Are You Fighting For? Thank you.

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