As many of you know, my daughter Avery was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on New Years Eve of 2007. This has been a very long 8 1/2 years of learning and taking care of her. Children with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin to live, in fact they can’t even eat a snack without first checking their blood sugar, counting the carbs in their food and finally injecting their insulin and then may begin eating. This is not something these kids will ever out grow, their bodies have completely stopped making insulin and never will again. Currently there is not a cure for type 1 diabetes but the JDRF is working hard to find a cure. We will again be walking in the JDRF’s walk to cure diabetes in October in Fayetteville. The support of the school, community, friends, & family that has been demonstrated is just amazing. We have seven students in our district affected with this terrible disease and together we can all support the JDRF to help find a cure for them.
Thanks again for your support!