World Diabetes Day - My daughter, a type 1 diabetic

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty, LLC 527179

Today is World Diabetes Day and I ask that you please take time to think about this disease and maybe to consider what you could do to help with research, perhaps donate to help find a cure.  My daughter, Allison was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on March 23, 2014 and we nearly lost her, she was very lucky that Dr. Crawford at Carroll County Hospital recognized the disease and promptly transported her to University of Md Hospital where she received the continued care that she needed.  Type 1 diabetes probably isn't what you think it is, do some research, it is life changing.  I am so prooud of Allison for being strong and for defying diabetes to change her anymore than it has too.  She has been so brave through all of the injections of insulin, she has diligently learned about the disease, adjusted to her pump and CGM.  Please take time to pray for a cure!  I ask my family and friends to please continue praying for Allison, without you 2014 would have been a much more difficult year than it already was.  A special thanks to my Mom who stood by us through the hospital stays, the long nights of crazy scary low BS numbers and for helping us through the emotional and scary high BS numbers.  We are so ready for 2015 and all of the changes to come.  I love you Allison!!! Thank you again family and friends!  Please feel welcome to share this post to help spread awareness.

Comments (2)

Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

What a brave girl Allison is I know because my son was diagnosed with Juvenile type 1 Diabetics on his 14th birthday he is now 21 and there is not a day that I don't worry about him but I do know he is a strong young man and I am proud of him. I have a personal question I have to ask for my son he choose not to use the pump how long has your daughter been on the pump and did you see a difference in her blood sugar levels before starting the pump and after?

Nov 14, 2014 04:01 AM
Cynthia Grimes
eXp Realty, LLC - Westminster, MD
"With You Every Step Home!"

Hi Pat,

Allison was put on the pump approximately 5 months after diagnosis.  Allison has done very well on the pump and being on the pump has allowed her to stop all the injections at meals and the bedtime background insulin injection, all of these are adminstered through the pump.  Allison is excited to have reduced the number of injections, she still does her finger sticks.  The pump gets changed every three days with an inset that has a needle.  Her CGM gets changed every 7 days with one injection of the device.  Allison said she couldn't imagine not having the pump and having to go back to injections.  

Nov 14, 2014 04:09 AM