HomeVideoElijah 3yrs old with Type 1 diabetes checking his blood glucose on his own.

Elijah 3yrs old with Type 1 diabetes checking his blood glucose on his own.

My son Elijah was diagnosed November of 2011 and now at the end of Aug. 2012 at the age of 3yr he knows the proper procedure to check his blood glucose on his own; and as days go by we (as a whole family) will continue to teach him everything he needs to know about Type 1 diabetes…as well as learn our selves… Everyday we pray for a cure for everybody and as time goes on we get 1 step closer!!! Thank You for watching… **********************************************************************************************************
Type 1 diabetes is a disorder of the human immune system that makes it difficult for the body to produce insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot convert sugar from food into nutrients for cells. Excess sugar builds up in the blood stream and may eventually cause severe damage to organs and premature death.

Type 1 diabetes is a disease which can strike children and adults suddenly and requires supplemental insulin along with carefully regimented diet and exercise to manage properly.

Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. Scientists do not yet know exactly what causes type 1 diabetes but believe that autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved.


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