Letter: Reader appreciative of diabetes seriesWhen our little 2-year-old grandson was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, my first thought was to rid the house of all sugar. How innocent. If only it were that easy.
By: Nancy Brake, Lismore, Worthington Daily Globe
When our little 2-year-old grandson was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, my first thought was to rid the house of all sugar. How innocent. If only it were that easy.
Since that time four years ago, we have learned a lot. We have learned that juvenile diabetes is 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no time off for holidays (especially no time off for holidays) disease.
Thursday evening, Nov. 12, there was a diabetes fair at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The theme was “Finding a Cure for Type I Diabetes.” I attended and was encouraged by Dr. Brian Flanagan of the University of Minnesota’s Schulze Diabetes Institute and the CEO of Spring Point Project as they explained the cutting-edge research being done.
Hopefully, everyone is reading the “Faces of Diabetes” articles in the Daily Globe and are getting just a hint of what life with Type I is like.
At one of our recent family birthday parties, I heard my now-very-experienced grandson singing to the “Oscar Mayer” tune:
“Oh I wish I didn’t have diabetes,
that is what I truly wish,
Cause if I didn’t have diabetes,
I could eat anything I wish.”