A deceptively simple project for such a big meaning! This "day of remembrance" project is for my DD15, who was diagnosed with type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes at the age of 7 1/2. Like most people, I was more familiar with the lifestyle-related type 2 diabetes and knew little about this autoimmune kind - it was a fast education those few days we spent at the hospital! Then started the finger pricks, insulin injections, counting carbs, learning all about low GI, etc etc. DD took it all in her stride and from early on was managing everything herself with minimal input from us! Now she has been on an insulin pump for 4 years and loves it and even though we've had a few trips to the hospital, she so lives up to this month's quote from Steve Maraboli - she doesn't let her disease rule her life, she lives with it on her terms. I admire and love her so much! This is a little purse of jelly beans, which she takes when she has a hypo (hypoglycaemia) and her blood glucose levels drop too low. I made it from clear window sheet so the gorgeous colours of the jelly beans would show and added a retired jelly bean brad at the front which has tiny love hearts - to show my love and support for her each step of the way. Thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 GMT Views: 1900
Registered: January 16, 2006 Location: Warren, MI Posts: 279
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 @ 5:14 PM
What a cute project, and an inspirational story! One of the attorneys I work for co-founded the Jake & Johnny Club which is a fundraising effort to raise money for research for cures of childhood diseases...primarily Leukemia and Juvenile Diabetes. Check out our humble website for more info. www.jakeandjohnnyclub.org