Nola Grace was diagnosed on September 9, 2019 with Type 1 diabetes. For weeks she had (unbeknownst to us) been having symptoms of high sugar. She had been constantly thirst, using the restroom frequently, and always tired. We took her to the emergency room where we were eventually transferred to Batson Children' hospital in Jackson. There they discovered she was in diabetic ketoacidosis due to her sugar being so high for so long. After four days of tests, blood draws, bags of insulin, and training for us and her we were finally discharged and sent home.
A month later and we are slowly adjusting to our new way of life. She has handled it like a champ but it is a huge lifestyle change that no eight year old should have to go through.
Your donation will help provide education about diabetes, to help know how to manage it but also to possibly help make it easier to recognize the signs and symptoms. It will help provide supplies to those newly diagnosed or those who are unable to afford the supplies needed to survive. Most importantly it will help provide research to make diabetes more easily manageable, less life altering, and maybe one day provide a cute!