Your Child can Receive a Personal Letter from Santa—-6th Annual Tradition Continues!

santa-from-videoSANTA CLAUS CAN PEN A PERSONAL NOTE TO YOUR CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS
Jolly holiday 6th Annual fundraiser benefits Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
NOTE: Your child does not have to have diabetes to receive a letter from Santa (cute video—click picture) 

Yes, Virginia (and Emma, and Maria, and Max, and Willie…), there is a Santa Claus. To prove it, Ol’ Saint Nick himself will send a personalized letter – complete with a North Pole stamp – to any child, in any part of the world for a minimum donation to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. This jolly holiday fundraiser is up and running and you can click this SANTA CLAUS to learn how to send a letter and make a donation. Your child receiving a personal letter from Santa is certain to light up faces brighter than the star on the tree.  And of course if you do not know of anyone who would want a letter from Santa….you can make a donation to just help the DRI continue their collaborative efforts to end diabetes once and for all.

Click here to learn more about the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

The personalized letters, which can be requested by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or any other family member or friend, can include all sorts of information; like a reference to any toy, game, iPad or techno-gadget on the child’s wish list or even mention something about their pet. Santa can even encourage them and that he knows how well they have been trying to manage their diabetes as well. The fundraising campaign is open to all families everywhere, not just those affected by diabetes.

To get theall of the letters out to children by Christmas day, a legion of Santa’s “elves” are standing by around the country, according to volunteer chairwoman Marie Jarcho.

“We had a tremendous response the last six years. This is a wonderful and easy way to brighten a child’s Christmas and they loved it. The more information that parents or others supply, the more personal Santa’s letter will be,” she said. “…… it is my sincere hope that people will give what they can to help the Diabetes Research Institute find a cure.”

After the debut event, one mother wrote that her child was so thrilled with the personalized letter that she slept with it every night until Christmas. The DRI Foundation is hoping for an even greater response this year.

To send a child a letter from Santa Claus, JUST CLICK HERE or you cn click the picture to see a really cute Santa Video about the personalized letters.   The deadline for participation is midnight on December 9th in the USA and December 6th for any area outside the USA.

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Discipline, Diabetes, & Boundaries…….Thin Line; But a Line None-the-less.

boundariesI said the same thing to each of my children once they obtained their license;  “if you tell me you are going to be home at 12:00 midnight and it is 12:01 am and you have not called, I will think you are dead in a ditch someplace.  That’s drastic I know, but that’s what I will think.  So if you will be late…….call.”

Now I’ll be the first one to tell you that the statement is both drastic and over the top, but for the most part it worked (well almost).  Boundaries.  Our kids respect them once they are laid down.  Should they not be followed, there was a ‘price-to-pay’.

Good thing about getting a license is that once you taste the sweet nectar of driving, you hate walking.  Taking the keys away was a quick way to get a point across. Interesting how much that statement becomes exponentially higher when your child is dealing with diabetes every minute of every day, isn’t it?  When our kids with diabetes ‘miss’ a curfew, well that seems to have a whole new meaning doesn’t it?

Well not really.  It shouldn’t.

If one of my kids, dealing with diabetes, needed to stay someplace longer to deal with a low, or a high; we looked at it no differently than “I lost track of time”.  Call.  I don’t care the reason, call.  Once you are feeling better and you go to start that car, call and fill us in.  Once a pass, twice they saw me irritated, and three times they lost privileges…..or something like that.

I always lived by Richard Rubin’s rule of giving choices.  Rarely were any of my kids surprised that they were ‘punished’.  It was just not my style.  Now doing something really stupid is a different story, and I’m glad there were not too many of those in our lifetime.  But in our house it was explained that you needed to do A, or B would happen; and always I would ask, “Do you understand?”

If our child stayed someplace to treat a high or low and did not call, they did not hear it from me regarding their diabetes.  When they arrived home they heard it from me about not doing what I asked; which was to call.  Not because of their diabetes, but because they did not do what we agreed upon…..which was to call.

It’s not our kids’ fault they have diabetes.  They need to live life as…..well kids.  Richard taught us always to be careful, and that indeed there was a way not to mix the two when it came to discipline.  It wasn’t about eating something they were not supposed to eat, it was about disobeying.  Set the boundary line, give choices.  There are differences.  Act so you don’t need to react.

How do you handle such situations?  Share, please.  These things are never easy in this world of diabetes…………………are they?
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You Can Rest Assured…..a Storm WILL ARRIVE.

Storm satellite viewThere’s a storm coming.  If you live on the east coast and you did not see the weather report (for whatever reason THAT would happen, I have no idea), you would know a storm was coming because you cannot find bread or milk on any grocery shelves.  That’s what people ‘do here’ when a storm comes.  They buy bread and they buy milk……oh yes, they buy shovels……..lots of shovels.

Honestly you would think no one owns a shovel in the northeast because every time a storm comes, stores place hundreds of shovels at the front of the store and THEY ALL SELL.  People, What do you do with your old shovels?!?!?!?!

There are many places where you can read how to prepare for a storm when it comes to diabetes supplies and food.  I’m not gong to speak about that today, but I am going to talk to you about diabetes storms.  On our news of late, they have been talking about this snow storm for days here on Long Island (I can hardly wait until we complete our move to South Carolina).  We all know it’s on the way.  We can prepare.  If we are not ready, it’s our own fault.

Diabetes storms can not usually, nor so easily, be predicted.  What is a diabetes storm?  Well like the weather, there are different types of diabetes storms in my mind. There is the ‘cannot find a constant blood glucose number’ storm; the device malfunction storm; the cannot get the glucose number below 240 storm, there is the cannot get the glucose number above 50 storm, there is the no-matter-what-I-do-my-child-bottoms-out-during-the-night storm and more.

There is also ‘the perfect storm’, that is,  where multiple things happen at once like a device breaks as the stomach flu arrives type-thing; clearly we have our share of storms to deal with and many times there is no Diabetes Weather-person out there to warn us what is coming toward us over the next few days.

But the storms come, don’t they.
And in most cases they also go, usually, don’t they?

I think the best way to brace yourself for a storm is just to recognize what you are dealing with, recognize what exactly is going on around you. And as soon as you realize the situation, ask a lot of questions because many people have been through these storms many times.  Don’t be in a diabetes storm in a little rowboat on your own; when people are waiting out there and have navigated ocean liners of choices through typhoons of diabetes storms.

Your ‘radar’ warning is the online community in many of these instances.   Surely you need your medical team of advice and guidance but there is not a parent out there who has not been through what you are about to undertake.  Ask.  Seek information.  Call your doctor with what you find out.  Chart a course.

Being ready for these instances are just as important as making sure there is enough juice for a low and enough insulin in the refrigerator during a snow storm.  No one likes a storm.  But just as there are weather people to predict the storm coming, there are parents and ‘people with diabetes to help guide you.  The major difference is that we probably have a better record of predicting what to expect in a diabetes storm, than television News Weather Reporters have in guessing how many inches of snow will fall.

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Pump Malfunctions??…..Do You Panic?……There’s Just No Need To!!!!

PanicA man stands at the bottom of a stopped escalator.  Not a long escalator, mind you, just normal-one-floor type.  His face is red with anger as the escalator comes to a stop.
“I cannot believe this, I’m so late.”
There is a little boy behind him who says, “A broken escalator is just a staircase.”
With that, the man walks up the stairs.

I saw it again the other day.  A mom was pretty upset that her child’s insulin pump broke and the torment began of waiting until another one arrived.  I read with…..well…..a little disbelief to be honest with you, as she was so perplexed on what to do.  I’m reading this thinking to myself; “Uhmmmm…….give your child a shot.  What’s the biggie?”

Two immediate thoughts were that one, I’m getting older.  When we started in 1992 pumps were not in use as they are today.  My second thought was a bit perplexing.  Have we ‘gone-the-way’ of the Dodo Bird (extinct, ask your parents) on the basic needs of daily management.  My friend Richard Vaughn can share, more than I, what it was like ‘back-when’ to deal with diabetes (his diabetes journey of 70ish years is one of the most inspiring you will ever know—keep an eye out for an upcoming book).  But even since 1992 in our own lives, the times, as they say; ‘are-a-changing.’

I have heard for some time now about this thing called an artificial/bionic pancreas and how it will be the closest thing to a cure.  For the record, the same was said when insulin came along, when ‘long-lasting’ insulin came along, when the insulin pump came along, and when the cgm came along.  I get what is meant by such sayings, each of these management tools were/will be a giant step forward in making the management of diabetes ‘just that much easier’ according to many.

But these are all tools that can ‘go-derailed’.  We have to be ready when that happens.  We have to be versed on what to do.  An expert does not just have the ability ‘to do something’, they also have the ability to ‘right-a-course’ when it starts to go wrong.  When it comes to the welfare of our children, nothing less than expert will do.

Don’t be afraid to get back to the basics when it comes to diabetes management.  Make sure you know what to do ‘when the lights go out’.  It may be a tad inconvenient to go back to shots should a pump malfunction, but if your entire stomach turns at the thought of that issue, you may want to take a refresher-course on what to do.  If your child sees panic in your eyes and/or senses fear in what you are doing, guess what is going through their minds?  Most assuredly, at some point your escalator will stop, it will be so much easier to know how to walk-them once that happens.  It’s all how you look at things.

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Diabetes Tunes…..Do You have an Antagonist?

CartoonWhen I was much younger, I was a huge cartoon lover.  I used to watch and see how often, during a chase scene, the background repeated itself.  I could tell you a really good cartoon (usually WB) from a real ‘hokey one’.  There were a few constants in these cartoons that I have come to realize over the years.

One observation is that many were not very politically correct.  I often wondered if the powerhouses at studios knew exactly what they were doing in this regard?  Another observation was that cartoons were pretty violent in some cases.  In all of this, I have often wondered how today’s world would look at the cartoons of the past.

Another observation I had about cartoons is that there was always the antagonist in every one of them.  Bugs Bunny had Elmer Fudd, the Roadrunner had W.E.Coyote, even Tweety Bird had Sylvester.  The one character involved in their day that they would be so much better……..without.

Now you may wonder, at this point, what in heaven’s name this has to do with diabetes?

My thoughts dealing with cartoons made me think of something that got this crazy head of mine spinning……as many of you know, my head does that at times.  There really isn’t one aspect of this disease I’m very fond of to be quite honest; but like Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, and the Road Runner I certainly had one thing that would get on my nerves more than anything else.  And it was this……..going out.

It always seemed to me that Kaitlyn would always have one of her worst glycemic reactions when we were getting ready to do something special.  Going to the Ice Capades, going on a trip, going for a night out….it never seemed to fail that it was at this time that diabetes ‘would pull a number’ and she would have some sort of serious reaction.  Her little body would become so rigid and she would begin to scream.   Her body would become so stiff that we could not even get her to sit in the car seat; it was that bad.  Of course it did not happen every time, but I surely remember the episodes.

It was a horror show.

Her face while she was going through this will haunt me all of my days.  Never once was this an inconvenience, this was watching helplessly as we tried to get control of a situation that would result in either Kaitlyn having no memory of it at all, or through her sniffles and tears; apologizing.  Just kill me now, was a constant thought.  I hated that she was put through this incredible ordeal.  I cannot imagine what was going through her two-year-old-little-head.  I never forgot it and each time it occurred,  I drove myself that much more to learn more and more about this thing called diabetes.

The other thing I remember about these incidences was that Jill turned into Super Ninja Mom.  She would spring into action with the reactions of a cat that so many moms learn over time dealing with diabetes (some dads too).  I may have been okay at it, but Jill perfected the course of action that left me in awe each and every time.  She would balance not only Kaitlyn’s reactions and needs; but also while keeping an eye on her older brother who was probably all of five or six during these times.  Almost like assisting an absolutely gifted surgeon, my job was to do, get, be, whatever I was instructed without question.  And I did.   A million times I have stated that our kids have the perfect mom………..and she did it all without expression…..leaving her tears only to when she thought no one knew…..but the tear stains on her pillow were evidence that at some point it hit her; and it hit her hard, and certainly more often than she led on….. and to this day.

Those were challenging times through the first few years when things went haywire and  Kaitlyn was unable to vocalize what was happening.  In all of diabetes, these were the toughest to handle in every aspect.  What was/is your ‘one’ thing that bothers you more than anything else?  I wish it was like the cartoons, but it’s not.  It’s real.  Never was there a time when we could smile and say, “De-de-de-That’s all folks”.

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Only Teaching Ourselves Misses a HUGE Point

arrows inThe world around us.  Asking for advice is a wonderful thing.  At the touch of a finger you can seek a number of responses from novice to professional.  Advice. Inquiry.  Fact.  You want it, you can find it right online.

But when it comes to education, do we need to move beyond the outreach of a ‘post’ on a FB page.  Do we need to do more?  When it comes to education, do we need to think that we are reaching the masses with our message merely by sharing with people on-line just in our community?

I think not.

A message must cross the eyes of the audience we seek at the exact moment we post it, or shortly there after, or the message comes and goes without reading; for the most part.  If the message resonates with many, it gets shared and shared again; thus increasing the number of eyes that share in the messaging.  Sort of a tough haul to rely on what works and what does not……yes?

Getting the message out.  If it’s an important educational item, you must ask yourself who is seeing the message?  Clearly it has been a pretty important priority of mine for people to understand the warning signs of diabetes, and specifically type 1 diabetes (T1D) of late.  It has been a passion and I know that I am surely not alone.

But we MUST TAKE this battle outside the confines of the web pages or we will never be successful.  People need to hear the message that they can download posters (www.getdiabetesright.org, is just one of many, the one Kim May and I created— and there are more) and use them to get the word out there…..have you delivered even one?

You can down load the letter created by the NASN (National Association of School Nurses) and bring it to your school nurse (and beyond) to warn others that THE flu/virus symptoms evident may just not be just that……have you passed out one?  Click here to see it, print it out, and share it. NASN Document School Nurse Letter.

If we share, only to share with each other, the arrows turn inward; we need them to be outward.  We need to reach out beyond our own community.  We ‘get it’ already (we can only hope).  But it’s those who are on our sports teams, in our schools, and in our communities that may not get it……we must get the word out to them.  We must educate them.

This is my passion and that is nothing new; but this holds true for any passion you have also that relates to our diabetes world.  When you ‘preach’ to those who know, stress without a shadow-of-doubt that you are ‘preaching’ to them to do more than merely read message…..but to pass the message on to others; and as best they can.

In community sites, community FB pages, school FB pages, other areas that do not have the word diabetes in it.  Get to those sites with your message.  Download a hundred posters and give them to the boy/girl scouts and or school groups to hang in a community.

It’s important to be in touch with each other, but when it comes to the education of things we already know, let’s work to reach those who do not.  Talking amongst ourselves is usually a good thing…..but educating others is about as powerful-a-gesture as you can/will ever make.  One person hears something they do not know, you-just-might-save-a-life.  Take an action-step today…….it will make you feel good.

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Missed Diagnosed Adult—–Just One Incredible Story!!!!

missed targetYesterday I discussed the missed-diagnosis of diabetes in adults and many were willing to share their stories.  The one I share with you today really stuck in my mind.  I share it as I received it with the exception, in fair disclosure, that there was medication mentioned and I deleted the type/name and indicated such in the article.  I did that because I did not want the discussion to become about the medication, although it’s important.  I thank this reader (and all others) for sharing their story.

Hello, my husband had gotten ill in October ’12. He was complaining about his kidneys hurting/lower back pain.

He went to the dr that morning, they took blood and just send him home. Said they would call later in the week when they have blood test back.

Well, we have a T1D already in our household. We had an extra “sugar shack” (blood glucose meter) at home and checked his sugar, because we both had a feeling that might be what’s causing the pain. We were right on. His bg was 425. Off we were to the ER. There, they hooked him up to a insulin drop and dxed him with T2D. No tests were done nothing. Next morning the dr put him on (a type 2 medication–name/type removed by the editor). He dropped a couple of times which he helped himself since the nurses didn’t think it was important to check on their patient.

When we got home he got sick from the medication (name deleted by the editor). Trembling, shaking, dizzy, short of breath and what not. So instead of taking two big (name deleted by the editor) pills, he only took one.

He went to see a dr, who now is considered a diabetic consultant, who again didn’t do no further testing, but just kept telling him that’s normal.   My husband dropped 40lbs. He was skin and bones. We were scared to death.

Somebody at his work mentioned a “real” diabetes dr in the next bigger town. So off we go…
My husband walked in and the dr said “No wonder you are dropping all that weight and feel bad, you are a T1D, not T2D. I am 99% sure!” He ordered a blood test and voilà… He was right! I was furious!!!!! I could have easily lost my husband, the father of my babies.

Oh… And the nurse from his very first visit to the dr, called 3 days later and said “Your husband needs to go to the ER asap. He has diabetes!” If we would have waited 3 days for an answer he would have probably been in dka. Ugh!!!!!

Dr offices NEED a glucose meter in the office. One little finger prick can save lives.

This story is as scary as any other I have read.  The sad part in all of the stories, including children, is the thought of how much is not documented or known.  How many have become so ill and we will never know.  This scares me……does it scare you?

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Missed DX of Diabetes……Adults, Would Love to Hear from YOU!

BombSometimes, when our focus is on something specific, we tend to have tunnel-vision for that one aspect.  Not necessarily a bad thing, but I always have tried to stay open-minded to see outside the specificity of what has my focus.  And recently, as I approach the various means to get the word out about the missed diagnosis in people (mostly children) being diagnosed with type one diabetes, there is another aspect to this mission that needs to be talked about as well.  And equally as dangerous.

Dr. M. Regina Castro defines LADA in this way: Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a slow progressing form of autoimmune diabetes. Like type 1 diabetes, LADA occurs because your pancreas stops producing adequate insulin, most likely from some “insult” that slowly damages the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. But unlike type 1 diabetes, with LADA, you often won’t need insulin for several months up to years after you’ve been diagnosed.

Some have stated it falls between type 1 and type 2 diabetes calling it type 1.5.  Personally, knowing what I do about T1D, I find little difference in LADA and T1D; you end up in the same place and many will tell you that looking back when their child was diagnosed, they probably had it for some time before the lack of insulin being produce started causing symptoms.

My point is not to discuss the differences between T1 and LADA but to ask how many adults have seen a medical professional, and because they are adults, were told they have T2 Diabetes.  If it is a slower pathway from the time it starts until symptoms show (and continue) it must be an occurrence where adults see their professional at an early stage because they feel something is wrong, and they are diagnosed with T2 when it is LADA.  Which means the treatment they are given……is wrong.  That’s just as dangerous as having flu/virus, like symptoms, being seen, and being sent home.

How long before the treatment of T2 misdiagnosed, takes a toll because it is actually T1D, or LADA as the case may be?

Could not DKA be the same result?  So today I seek input from all.  Clearly more and more adults are being diagnosed with T1D.  Hence why the words juvenile diabetes are now changed to type one.  If you are an adult with T1 or LADA and you were misdiagnosed, could you please share a little bit on what happened in your life.

In our diabetes world; misdiagnosed is misdiagnosed.  Young adults or adults seeing their doctor with a blood sugar of 212 could easily be told, “Well you have type two diabetes”.  But the pancreas is shutting down and two weeks later that same person could have a blood sugar of over 500 because it’s not T2D but they keep telling themselves, “well the doctor said I had diabetes”, not knowing it isn’t T2D at all and they too have become a ticking time bomb……..THAT scares the hell out of me.

So please let us know YOUR story.

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Get Your Child’s Life Back to Normal……..Yours Will Follow.

NormalSure, I get it; after diagnosis our lives are never normal again.  How could they be?  This is an incredibly taxing disease, on us, our family, and most of all on our child newly diagnosed.  It was in the middle of the thought process on how horrible our lives had become, and would continue; on September 26th, 1992 when I had the realization that this would just not do.

Now clearly the majority of this challenge fell squarely on Jill’s shoulders to achieve, it was something we agreed upon.  Once we decided that I would work the two jobs to try to make sure everything was not lost financially, Jill became the ‘keeper of Kaitlyn’s life’.  But together we learned, and shared.  But never to think otherwise,  and I have said it many times before, Jill did the day-to-day with Kaitlyn and she is the luckiest girl on earth to have the mom she has.

Was it too early to start this at the age of two, Kaitlyn’s age upon diagnosis?  We thought not.  Did we cry?  Yup and a lot (but she never saw).  But our energy was razor-focused on making sure we knew all we could and spent numerous hours finding out about this disease.  I have said it a million time, knowledge is power, it is the equalizer in this diabetes world.

That power would be reflected in Kaitlyn’s life.  That power would be to rely on no one’s word but our own knowledge….NOTHING was taken at face value….we found out for ourselves.  We asked a million questions,  We made a million phone calls.  We spoke to a million people.  Everything learned went into ‘the educational hopper of our mind’ and out came a course of action.

We decided that diabetes would stop Kaitlyn…..from nothing, and when Rob was diagnosed (our youngest of our three children) at age 13 in 2009, that same philosophy was now a part of life.  It took a lot of work.  It took a lot of education.  There was no daily FB chat with families going through what we went through–it did not yet exist to the extent it does now; we had to go and find it….and we did.

In today’s world my only warning is just because you see it in an instant means of our present online world….NEVER take it as gospel truth.  Great place to start but remember that because it works with one person, does not mean it will work with your child.  Your source of action is up to you.  Ask….ask….ask….run it by your professional medical team….and go ask….ask…ask again.  Decide.  The course of this journey is up to you.

To be honest with you, our worrying was out-paced by our thirst for knowledge. There is the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference every year, there are camps, there are support groups……..we did not choose one……we did them all.  We did not support one organization over another, we supported as many as we could in any way.  If not financially, we volunteered our time.  Great people are involved all over and we wanted to be near as many as we could who had more knowledge than us.   It taught us that this now-no-longer-normal could be much closer to normal than we ever thought.  Right up to the time Kaitlyn came home from school and stated “I’m thinking I want to try cross-country”.  Really?

If she wanted to try something, be something, or do something; it WAS OUR JOB to make sure she could………………….whatever it took.  And we did.  Was she ‘all state’? No.  But she would not have been ‘all state’ if she didn’t have diabetes ether…..and THAT is the point.  She did what her abilities allowed.  Class officer, lettered in a sport of her choosing (just because she wanted to), Homecoming Court, Prom Court, Scholarships, this club, that club, this event, this trip, sleepover, whatever………because SHE wanted this…….she got it.  And ‘she-sure-did’; she did it all while managing her diabetes.

Add to this mix is that it was a much ‘different diabetes’ when she was first diagnosed.  Insulin pumps, CGMs, smaller syringes, pens……..nope……none of it in every day use like today

That did not make this job easy, just easier than when we started.  It still comes down to you.  What part of this disease is acceptable to you?  If it’s none of it; than do all you can to get back to where life was.  Know that it will NEVER get back exactly the way it was but if you spend more of your life TRYING to achieve that than completely being swallowed up in the grief on the lost childhood you think you now have; your child will be better off.

Kaitlyn graduated Nursing School less than a month ago, she prepares for her exam as we speak; Rob works full-time and goes to school full-time and last night he spent hours making some-sort of crazy buffalo-chicken-type-pizza from scratch.  That, my dear friends, is what I call as close to normal as it could ever be…….that is all we ever wanted.

One final word, we also were/are VERY well aware that at any given moment his disease could completely destroy a life.  The way we handled that thought was, yes, that COULD happen and it would be absolutely devastating.  But I decided that should fate EVER throw that in our path, I damn-well better be able to look myself in the mirror and know THAT I DID all I could to stop it.  If I needed to work harder—I did.  That simple.  You can listen to naysayers or you can chart YOUR course.  Never once did I say it would be easy………but I learned a long time ago……the harder you work at something, the ‘luckier’ you will be…….after that; it’s up to Whomever you believe in.  This has served us well for over 23 years, I hope it helps you just a little.  Something to be said, ‘with experience’.

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The Voices of Children who have Died from a Missed Diagnosis of T1d

DKA kidsIn the box below are the voices of those who have died from the missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Square
Truth is……They don’t have one………will you give them yours?
  Don’t do nothing.
Get involved….don’t know what to do??????………ask!

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