National Diabetes Awareness Month

Hi, friends! Hope you are finding yourself having a great Tuesday when you read this.

November is National Diabetes Awareness month.

I plan to do a blog post each week this month about Type 1 Diabetes to help raise awareness.

For those that are new to my blog, our oldest daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last December. Read a blog post about that here.

The crazy thing is she was diagnosed 2 months after my youngest nephew, Zach, was diagnosed! Crazy, right?!?!

We had no previous family history of Type 1 before they were diagnosed. So I have two loved ones near and dear to my heart with this awful disease.

This is truly a silent disease that not a lot of people think about unless you live with it daily.

My goal with this blog post today is to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes.

If it wasn’t for my nephew getting diagnosed right before Elizabeth, I probably would’ve missed some of the warning signs of T1D with Liz.

Here are the main symptoms with Type 1 Diabetes:

With our Liz, I first noticed her extreme thirst and constant peeing. We couldn’t even drive 20 minutes down the road without her having to stop to go to the bathroom!

I knew in my gut something was wrong!

If you see any of these signs in your child/teenager, please don’t hesitate to ask your doctor for a simple finger stick to check blood sugar.

It could save their life!!!

I wish all doctors would do a blood sugar test for EVERY kid at EVERY doctor visit.

Thank you for letting me share my heart with you all. I know to some this may not seem like a big deal, but I was in the same situation right before my nephew and Liz were diagnosed.

Now, this is a BIG deal in my life.

Have a great Tuesday!

~Jen

6 thoughts on “National Diabetes Awareness Month

  1. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 24 so I can’t imagine coping with the disease as a kid. You are doing a great job supporting your daughter and teaching others about T1D.

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