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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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Random Canadian Fact:

Did you KNOW that Type One Diabetes is the ONLY medical condition NOT fully accomodated consistently in every school across Canada? EVERY other chronic condition (incl ventilators and feeding tubes) is delegated for training and receives full support!!

Explain this to me PLEASE. Explain to me why I had to stop working, because NO ONE will administer an insulin injection, but they'll do an epi-pen in a heartbeat.

I tell you, let's pay the politicians minimum wage, and give them a T1D child to care for 24/7 for 90 days. THEN we would see change. This just boils my blood beyond explanation. NO WONDER there is a BC Human Rights Discrimination complaint before the tribunal.

WE NEED CHANGE. FORGET A CURE FOR A MOMENT, THESE KIDS NEED SUPPORT, and NO, teaching them to do their own injections at age 7 IS NOT THE SOLUTION. Think back to age 7..... would YOU have had the balls to inject yourself? Me thinks not.

1 comment:

  1. It's not even a question of balls it is the understanding of safety. Insulin is not something to take lightly, a 7 year old should not be injecting it without proper supervision. A little too much insulin can do a lot of damage. These kids need support in the schools, educated support, daily support. IT'S SUCH B.S.!!