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Bella's Battle

Posted on September 06 2015

Diabetes has become a common place in our culture, so much so, that we have become desensitized to the true face of the disease. We label it the fat persons disease, the disease for those who eat unhealthy, a disease brought on by ones own laziness. This could be the farthest from the truth. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over two years ago. She hit a growth spurt, and being an active child we didn't notice the changes that are common to T1D. She had sudden weight loss, a thirst that was never ending, was exhaustively tired and finally right before being diagnosed...she couldn't keep any food down. After a trip to her pediatrician she was rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar level of 675, she was very near death. What brought this on? We will never know. T1D creeps in silently. It is commonly mistaken for a common stomach virus. Many children die before they are even diagnosed. It works quick, eating away at the body while in disguise. Today, Bella is alive. She is on life support. While she is not confined to a bed in some hospital, she will forever need a constant supply on insulin to be able to survive from hour to hour. With your purchase, you can help us fund research to find a cure to this terrible disease.