Welcome to a piece of our sweet journey of life. This blog is about our family life-- my husband, my type 1 diabetic kindergartner, my spunky pre-schooler, my newborn baby girl, and myself! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When Others Think It's No Big Deal

It is.  Diabetes is a big deal.  It's huge.  It's not something you'll understand until unless you have it or a loved one gets it, and then it's ALL you think about for hours, days, weeks, months, and years. 

The next time someone around you says "Diabetes is no big deal"  gently correct them and let them know, it is.  We were blessed and fortunate that Michael spent his days while his daddy and I worked, with his grandmother.  She started keeping track of the times he wet the bed, and the insatiable thirst he had.  We were blessed that my mom is a nurse (whose sister has Type 1), and alerted me to take Michael to the doctor.  Michael was in DKA.  He was on the path to death.  Fortunately, by miraculous blessings from God that we thank Him for immensely, Michael did not have a seizure or go into a coma or die.  But that is not the case for others, including this precious girl named  Kycie.  Please read the story presented here, and take a moment to pray for Kycie and her family, and for everyone suffering from Type 1 Diabetes.  It's a lifelong commitment to fight this disease and sometimes it totally feels like you're fighting alone because not every doctor catches the signs and the symptoms early enough.

Please don't take diabetes lightly.  Get your children tested.  Consider donating to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  Pray for those who have this incurable disease-- believe me, every prayer is heard and is appreciated.

Until Next Time,

Much love, Reba

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