However, just because she's doing so well, doesn't mean that we're not going to fight back. One of the ways we're doing that is by supporting the American Diabetes Association in their quest to explore better treatment options and to hopefully, someday, find a cure.
Emily will be taking part in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on October 7th in Champaign. She set her goal at $200 - and because we are lucky to have such wonderful friends and family, she's long since surpassed that goal (at $330 at the time of this writing.) But we'd love to keep going. Any donation is acceptable $1 or $100 - it all helps. And if you can't donate at this time, would you mind showing your support by wearing red on October 7th? You can send me your red shirt pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org (or you can text them to me if you have my number ;-) ) and I'll include them in my blog post about the walk!
Emily's Team Page and show your support! Thank you! And thank you to all who have supported her so far! It really does mean a lot to all of us.
From the ADA:
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.
Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Unusual thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Extreme fatigue and Irritability
Type 2 Diabetes
- Any of the type 1 symptoms
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
- Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away.