It’s DBlogWeek. And the topic for day 1 is Change the World. Does anyone else hear Eric Clapton’s song “Change the World” playing in their head?
We do our part to ‘change the world’ by helping to dispel myths about all things T1D.
We hope that eventually people will understand that T1D isn’t caused from eating candy or drinking pop. It isn’t caused from too little or too much exercise. There is NO CURE for T1D.
Having a pump doesn’t mean that your diabetes is automatically in control. Having a pump doesn’t mean that you never have a low or high blood sugar. Having a pump means less shots of insulin.
Checking your blood sugar, giving insulin injections, putting in an insulin pump site or a CGM sensor aren’t fun, and they can hurt. You never get use to them, no matter how long you do it.
T1D isn’t a one size fits all disease. Just because it works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for everyone else.
We will continue to work on dispelling myths about T1D, in hopes that someday people will not believe the myths.
This past year we participated in the Spare a Rose, Save a Life campaign around Valentine’s Day. We spared roses and helped supply life saving insulin for a child. Over $27K was collected and 454 children’s lives were saved for a full year! How amazing is that?!?!