Sunday, May 9, 2010

Please check this out

Hello all my scrapping friends. I don't usually do this. But if you have a chance please check out this link. My son Parker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month after he turned 2. It has been a very rough road and he has been such a brave little man. He gets his sugar checked (finger poke) 8 times a day (sometimes more) and 4 needles a day. So in total he gets 12 pokes a day. He is a human pin cushion. He gives me such strenght as he is the strongest through this. On June 13th we are walking for him and I am raising some funds for the JDRF Walk to Cure diabetes. I don't expect donations from you. I would love it if you could share Parker's story as we do need to tell people that type 1 diabetes is VERY DIFFERENT from type 2. He is constantly getting the stigma that he got diabetes because he ate sweets and that he will outgrow it. He will NOT outgrow this and it was just bad luck that he developed it. It's tough as he does look healthy. But we deal with medical emergencies on a daily basis. Four times a day we as his parents make life threatening decisions about how much insulin to give him. It's not easy.

If you could share his story maybe as he gets older it will get easier for him and other little heroes to go on and try to live a normal life.

Thank you.

1 comment:

Kathy D said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.
My dad-in-law also has type 1, and is doing well.

I'm really sorry to hear theat you get a bit of a hard time from others. I know for me, I have learned the value of thinking before I blurt something out that would hurt someone.
I'm proud of your courage with all these needles every day. I hope that it will become less scary or anxious for you to take care of that for him, as time goes on.

Have a wonderul day.