Living with type 1 diabetes is extremely challenging. The disease is relentless, requiring constant 24/7 monitoring of your blood sugar, your insulin doses, your activity level and your food intake. You NEVER get a day off. I know....because I have been living with this chronic illness for 38 years now. 4 years ago, my daughter Maggie was also diagnosed with T1D.
Now she too is having to live with the daily ups and downs of this disease.
I am passionate about connecting with children and adults who live with type 1 diabetes, so that I may be fortunate enough to share with them what I have learned over the past 38 years. SLAMT1D and the annual Vermont Summer Classic wiffle ball tournament allows me to do exactly that. Every year I am given the opportunity to meet young people who live with T1D, parents of children dealing with the disease and concerned family members and friends of T1Ders. If I help even one child or young adult improve their ability to manage this relentless disease, then I will feel good about my efforts!
With much gratitude,