November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

 

 

 

Every 19 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

But with your support, we can continue to fight back!

Our Story

A little over three years ago what was supposed to be a routine doctor’s appointment for my healthy 11-year-old son changed our lives. He was going to the doctor, because he had been abnormally thirsty and had been having a lot of dry mouth; which we thought was probably due to the heat and his asthma. We went from this appointment to a 5-day stay in the hospital and the worst time of my life. We learned words like Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Blood Glucose levels, Lancets, A1C, and so many other things that made no sense at the time. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He is insulin dependent and wears a pump that delivers insulin through a catheter placed under his skin. We have had to fight tooth and nail to get him the proper care at school and due to this I now homeschool him. This disease has changed his life and affected our whole family.

There is no known cause for diabetes and there is no cure. Hopefully one day with more research, awareness, and funding I can say that my son used to have diabetes!

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What it is…

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Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.

How You Can Help:

Three Girls and a Book Obsession are donating ALL of our earnings from our Amazon Affiliate account for the ENTIRE month of November to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. PLUS whatever we make for the month, Alexis and I will match for an even larger donation!! When you see an Amazon link for a book on sale, new release, or even one of our top recommendations- be sure and click on our link to ensure the money goes to our account- which will in turn go toward JDRF.
What this means for you is simply BUY MORE BOOKS!!

 Links to Donate to the Cause:

Donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Donate to American Diabetes Association

Comments

  1. I want to thank you for donating to Type 1 Diabetes and bringing awareness to this disease. My husband is a Type 1 diabetic and just over a week ago he came out of the hospital because he had a diabetic seizure and went into DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) He prays for a cure. It would be nice not having to worry about your sugar levels. For anyone who donates, I thank you. Maybe someday there will be a cure for this disease.

  2. Tammy Choate says:

    I so wish I could just donate cash if I had it but I have book card money to purchase the books that get the percentage and I will help! This is a great cause because my father died at the age of 64 from this disease and his brother died at 61 within 2 years of each other. Such a great idea that you girls are doing!