November is Diabetes Awareness Month! I am pleased to present you with D-Quote, a Diabetes Light initiative that gives voice to our community and helps provide awareness for this challenging invisible condition. Thank you for reading. I encourage you to pass these meaningful quotes and stories along to increase our advocacy and outreach efforts. All advocacy moves us closer to a cure. Thanks for your help!
**A special thanks to our community members for taking the time to write and bravely share their stories and experiences to provide diabetes awareness.
“Last night Rach had a delayed hypo at 1am and so I brought her a juice box and she drank it, in her sleep like always because she is so used to being woken that she will drink it and be half asleep. The juice did not work so I tried to get her to drink some more juice and she didn’t want any more and so she held her mouth shut and refused to drink any more.
Moments like these, I just feel so sad, that I have to force my child to eat or drink just to keep her safe. It hurts so much knowing that I am her mummy and there is not one thing I can do to take this disease away from her. It hurts, trying to explain to your child why you are constantly stabbing them with needles and sets and her not understanding that the very things that hurt her, also keep her alive and safe. I would do anything for my child, anything! But the one thing she wants I can’t give her.
Fast forward to this morning and my babe woke up and was full of sunshine and happiness ready for her Walk to Cure Diabetes. Our Diabetic children are amazing! They deal with so much and I know how hard this disease is to live with and yet they keep on looking up.
My girl gives me hope in my darkest hours because she keeps pushing on through in her hard times and she makes me, her mummy do that also. I love her so much and seeing this smile on her face today helps me through these hard times when all I want to do is cry. She is my blessing in life. I love her so much!”
You have just read a D-quote, a Diabetes Light initiative to create awareness and support for November’s Diabetes Awareness month. Please like, comment and share to promote advocacy and awareness for diabetes. Thank you!
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In Peace & Light,