Toby is one of about 3 Million Americans who have Type 1 Diabetes. Last week we took the whole family to a two day conference here in town sponsored by Children with Diabetes. It was an excellent education event geared towards helping families learn about Diabetes together and grow in confidence in dealing with it.
Shannon and I left with our heads chock full of new information. The kids seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. I think they all learned a lot just by being around other diabetic kids – watching them stop periodically to do their own blood sugar checks. A couple days after the conference Toby, without fanfare, just started doing his own blood checks – it’s done via a finger prick and electronic meter device. He does it like a pro now.
Even though we heard very good medical descriptions of what Diabetes is and how to manage it, this video below is by far the best explanation we’ve come across yet for Type 1. Several common misconceptions are dispelled. This is a very cute six year old girl explaining Diabetes in plain English!
Would you take 2 minutes to watch this? It’ll make you smile and you’ll know a little more of how to pray for Toby: