Saturday, September 19, 2009

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes


I don't talk of Lance's diabetes much since his diagnosis, but we have certainly had our ups and downs with it. Many compare living with diabetes like a roller coaster...but I'd have to say...it is not all that fun!

Lance has been a real trooper dealing with the frequent finger pokes (to check his glucose), and his four insulin injections a day. He is looking forward to the time when his doctors give him the go head to try an insulin pump.

Meanwhile....we are going to be participating in our local Walk to Cure Diabetes (on October 4th). We've decided to walk with Jacksons' group of walkers, "Team Blue Eyes". Jackson is a kindergartner who attends the same school as Lance, and was also diagnosed earlier this year. Lance and Jackson have quickly become good buddies, as they see each other in the office quite frequently. If you would like to see Jackson's video, click here. Lance's story is similar, though I have not made a video.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I am working on some really cool projects, but I am unable to share them right now. Have a fabulous weekend!!
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15 comments:

Susie said...

I'm glad you talked about this. I know it isn't easy. John is borderline and I'm much more aware, now, of what we eat and what it does to our bodies.

Diane said...

Wishing you all the best with your walk Rose Ann. Poor little guy,it must be so hard for all of you!
You are in my thoughts!

Janine said...

I will be thinking about you RoseAnn and your family.
Looking forward to your projects!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Bless you Rose Ann, good luck with the walk.

Leslie Miller said...

I waited till last to watch the video, Rose Ann. It broke my heart even though the family is doing a good job of coping. I hope Lance can get on the pump soon, bless his heart. I admire your strength and courage.

Allison said...

I hope you have fun on your walk...more importantly, I hope Lance is plugging along as best as he can. Gestational diabetes was crappy but merely an inconvenience in the long run...if I had (or ever have to) make those long-term adjustments, OMG!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful video, Rose Ann! Thank you for passing it along for us to see. What a cutie Jackson is! It's wonderful that Lance & Jackson have become friends thru this! Good luck with the walk! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Best of luck with the walk, Rose Ann! We do the walk and raise money each year too! Hope things start to settle down soon for Lance. Thinking of you!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Good luck witht he walk Rose Ann! My thoughts are with you and Lance! He sounds like quite the trooper!

dpkennedy said...

Best wishes and God bless you and your family...I hope Lance gets good news soon and less finger pokes! Hope the walk was great!

joslyn said...

good luck with the walk. it is awesome that you are participating.

Alex said...

What a great thing to do Rose Ann, it really shows the kids the support and attention this needs to have - you are such a great mom!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

SomewhereThere'saCure said...

Here is a song for Lance- I think you'll like.

www.somewheretheresacure.org

Molly Johnson
Mother to Sarah dxd @ 3yrs old 9/29/00

Velta said...

My prayers go out to your family Rose Ann!! What a brave and strong mother you are. So glad that you are going on the walk and wishing you all the best!!

Joan Ervin said...

Hope you have a wonderful turnout for the walk, Rose Anne!!! Lance is sooo lucky to have you as his mom....Bless you sweet heart!!!