To foster hope in children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Hello, my name is Sara. I am a Type 1 Diabetic mom. My daughter was diagnosed July of 2010. She was admitted into the hospital is full DKA (diabeticketoacidosis). We did not realize that we had been watching her die. We thank God that it was caught in time to save her life. It has been a difficult journey from the get go. But we are determined not to let this unpredictable disease to get us down.
I realize some of you might not know what Type 1 diabetes really is. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The body's own immune system attacks the pancreas destroying the beta cells, which produce insulin. Without insulin allowing energy to access cells, the body starts to feed off of itself to stay alive. If there is no intervention, this person will die. T1Ds need injections of insulin to stay alive. High blood sugars can lead to DKA (diabeticketoacidosis), this can lead to complications including blindness, loss of limbs, and death. Low blood sugars are much more dangerous because they can happen very quickly. Low blood sugars can lead to brain damage, coma and death. Blood sugars have to be monitored day and night to stay healthy.
We have been through so much since she was diagnosed. The hardest thing we have had to face were the emotional issues that come with a chronic disease that could be deadly. To help eliminate my daughter's fears I wrote a story. Little did I know how well it would work to bring peace to her life. After a while we decided other children might benefit from this story. I tried to get it published but no one wanted it. So we had a better idea. Why not just give it directly to the children it could help. Thus Project Blood Sugar Fairy was born. I was amazed at the response we got from our story. It has already helped many children feel safer and even sleep through the night. We wish to send this out to as many T1D children as we can. Some it may not help, but to those few it might mean the world to, they are whom we are doing this for.