Tuesday, January 22, 2013

6 Years

I haven't been the best at blogging lately, but today is a very important day. Six years ago today, my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It's a day that changed her life and our family's life forever. 

Six years later it's still a scary disease, but she's learned how to incorporate it into her life. She is away at college studying Sports Medicine and plays on the women's basketball team. It hasn't been easy, it probably never will be, but she handles it with more strength then I ever thought possible. 

So on her diagnosis anniversary, I'm so very grateful that she is doing so well. And once again I share the symptoms of this deadly disease. Knowledge is power. It could save a life.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. 
Left untreated, this is a very serious, life threatening disease. Most people are admitted to the hospital at diagnosis with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which can lead to coma and then death. So please never brush off these symptoms. A person does not have to have all of them.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes:

Increased thirst and frequent urination

Extreme hunger
Weight loss
Blurred vision
Sweet smelling breath 
Love you Corrinne!
We're so very proud of you!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Holly, She is so beautiful, and I know you are more than proud of her! I remember reading your post at this time last year. I recently did some reading about T1, and learned something new.

    I appreciate seeing this post you faithfully do each year. Hugs to all of you. Pam