Woman, Independent Parent, Artist, Advocate, Artifical Pancreas.... and EVERYTHING in between.

I am blessed to be parenting two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven. My youngest nearly lost her life at age six (August 2010) to diabetic ketoacidosis: an often fatal consequences of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. This is OUR journey: raw and sometimes, uncensored.

Thank you for visiting wishing good health and a cooperative pancreas to you and yours.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Facts, Facts, & More Facts...

Did you know that diabetes affects over two million Canadians, and costs the economy more than $13 billion dollars per year in medical costs and lost productivity?

Did you know that Type 1 Diabetes is the most severe form of diabetes, and is a lifelong condition with no cure?

Did you know that diabetes and its complications are the leading cause of death among North Americans?

Did you know that Canada has the third highest incidence of Type 1 Diabetes, in children fourteen years or younger in the world?

Did you know that diabetes occurence rate is rising by 3-5% each year, with the greatest rise occuring in 5-9 years old?


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