Saturday, November 04, 2006

With the Walk for a Cure for Diabetes this weekend, I thought I'd share some great news I read about JDRF Announcing New Research Grants to Accelerate the Availability of an Artificial Pancreas. You can read the story here, but I am full of hope that my son will see a cure in his lifetime.
JDRF has made its Artificial Pancreas Project a priority because research confirms that current diabetes technology is inadequate: some studies have found that even patients who aggressively manage their disease- managing their blood glucose an average of nine times a day- spent less than 30% of the day in normal range. The rest of the time, their blood sugar levels were either too high or too low.

Which is something I've learned about perfectionism. Here I am trying to make a life without fault for not only myself, but for my family. In taking care of my son, it's a roller coaster ride. The highs and lows my son feels through out the day, "will over time, lead to severe complications like heart attacks, kidney failure, amputations, and blindness," said Dr. Richard Insel, JDRF's Executive Vice President of Research. Even with my attempts to monitor his blood sugar levels, I'm not perfect, and neither is life. Diabetes has helped me, to better accept that fact, and to enjoy life as it is, and the best I can do is live life one day at a time, and to teach my son how to live his life by taking care of what he eats, and in turn has helped us to watch what we eat! Diabetes has been a blessing in disguise and helped me also rely on God for daily strength, and thanking him for his plan for my family's lives, even though I don't see what his purpose is for Diabetes in my son's life. Only God knows, and only time will tell!

Thank you again everyone for your encouraging words and thoughtful comments!

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