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My name is Stephanie
I was diagnosed with Type 1 or Juvenile diabetes on August 14, 2000
Ever since then we have been juggling blood sugar levels and working for a cure.
Diabetes is also known as type 1 diabetes. Lots of people have diabetes. You
cannot catch Diabetes from me. Most
children are between the ages of 10 and 14 when they are diagnosed as you can
see from the chart however some babies are diagnosed at birth and some adults
are diagnosed with Type 1.
is caused when the bodies own immune system attacks the insulin producing cells
in the pancreas. The pancreas never produces insulin again.
is not caused by over eating or by eating too much sugar, which are two common
myths about Type 1. Researchers are working hard to find out what causes it and
has an organ called a Pancreas.
pancreas makes insulin to help your body use the food you eat for energy.
My pancreas stopped making insulin so now I get my insulin from shots every day or through my pump, which I will tell you about in a minute.
2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes mainly found in older adults.
The reason that kids are getting it is because they are couch potatoes, outside playing enough and super sizing their value meals.
figured out that I had diabetes because I was always thirsty, I had to use the
restroom a lot and I was hungry all the time but loosing weight.
an adult if you have any of these symptoms.
blood sugar is a life threatening emergency.
I am low I feel shaky, dizzy, really tired and I feel scared. This happens if I
haven’t eaten enough, if I have had too much exercise or if I have had too
much insulin. If you see me and you think I may be low please get an adult.
blood sugar causes many long term health problems.
I get tempted to eat junk food with everyone else even when I know I shouldn’t.
have to keep my blood sugar in control by balancing my food, exercise, and
have to read the nutrition label of everything I eat then divide the grams of
carbohydrates by 15 and multiply by 0.7 before making a life or death decision
about how much Insulin I need to take.
I eat healthy food
I get enough exercise
check my blood 7-10 times a day by pricking my fingers
ribbons on the front of my shirt show how many times I have to poke my finger to
test each month - 210.
With the pump I have to change my tube with a shot 10 times per month.
The day I was diagnosed I went straight from the doctor’s office to the hospital. I hated the IV and was very sad when I found out that I had to get shots every day for the rest of my life. At that time I didn’t know I would have the vocabulary of a medical scientist at the age of 10.
Most 10 year olds don’t know what a basal rate, dual wave bolus, Diabetic ketoacidosis, blood glucose monitor, hyperglycemia, carbohydrate insulin ratio, heemaglobin A1C, or infusion set mean.
recently started to use an Insulin Pump. It is a battery operated insulin
delivery unit. My pump holds the insulin that is delivered to me by way of a
tube that I insert just under my skin.
reduces the number of shots I have to get from 3 or 4 a day to 1 every 3 days.
It delivers drops of insulin 24 hours a day but I still have to test and
calculate my insulin needs.
pump looks like a pager.
works almost like a pancreas.
Ho is a camp for kids and counselors who have diabetes.
favorite thing at camp is diving off the diving board
eating macaroni and cheese without my hands on the last day!
try to educate people about diabetes so that they can help us find a cure.
went on the baseball field at the Akron Aeros game with my friend Daniel to ask
people to join the Walk To Cure Diabetes last year and threw out the first pitch
month I was proud to represent Ohio as I traveled to Washington DC along with
200 other diabetic children from around the country and 7 others from Ohio to
participate in a JDRF international public awareness and fundraising conference,
Unite To Cure Diabetes. The Unite kickoff included the 2003 Children’s
Congress, the DC Chapter’s Launch Walk to Cure Diabetes, a Town Hall Meeting
with Secretary of The US Department of Health and Human Services, Tommy G.
Thompson, and a special Senate hearing on Capitol Hill where all 200 children
listened while Mary Tyler Moore, International Chairman for JDRF, testified on
the urgent need for continued funding to find a cure for diabetes.
met with Congressman Steven LaTourette and Congressman Ralph Regula and with
Senators Michael DeWine and George Voinovich to tell my personal story and urge
then to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. I asked each one to Promise to
Remember Me when they are making legislative decisions that could help
scientists find a cure for diabetes. They all promised me they would remember.
picture is our dinning room table with some of the supplies that I need to stay
think you would agree that this country can’t afford to wait for a cure……
both in dollars and in lives.
can find out more information about diabetes and follow what I am doing by
visiting my web page.
name of my web page has 2 meanings. My initials are SET so I am SET for a cure
and also I am ready and set to find a cure.
use the web site to let people know what I am doing to find a cure and also to
help other kids find information about diabetes.
e-mail address is Stephanie@setforacure.org
research is the best way to help find a cure for diabetes and we are closer than
year Team Stephanie grows.
because the Walk is a fun and powerful way to make a difference. Along with the
walk there are clowns, jugglers, face painters, magicians, inflatable bouncers,
entertainment, food, and of course, the opportunity to view the exhibits of the
Hall of Fame for free.
year my goal is to raise $3285, one dollar for every shot I have taken in the
last three years.
People look at me and say I look like a normal kid and I am, but…
I Need A Cure along with the other millions of people with diabetes.
YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
there any questions?