As November prompts us to be thankful. In our family we give thanks every day for the medical team that brought Logan back from ketoacidosis 6 years ago. We are thankful for the technology that helps him grow, thrive and manage his Type 1 Diabetes. We are deeply thankful for our family and friends that have stayed with us on this path and those that have joined us along the way. We also give thanks for keeping Reagan, our niece, healthy as she too manages her T1D at such a young age.
THANK YOU for keeping Type 1 Diabetes on your radar, no need to be an expert, we appreciate you joining us in raising awareness. On this first day of November I am forever thankful for Logan’s endurance, and one day I want to be thankful for a cure.
Here are some fast facts about Type 1 Diabetes:
- In Type 1 Diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.
- People with T1D need insulin to live
- There is no known cure for T1D
- Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes Type 1 Diabetes, although they have some clues, including genetics and environmental triggers.
- Complications associated with T1D – kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack, stroke
- People with T1D check their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day.