You may have seen this already in the anynomous gallery for the final challenge for the SCRAPTATHLON the technique challenge this week is to WEAVE something on your LO. Ribbon, paper, fibers, you name it. No digis allowed this week. And, the weave can't be in a photo or an already woven embellishment.
Your theme this week... umm... Dreams. See I already had the song title and I can't combine the song titles, so, we'll go with Dreams as your theme this week.
Hidden Journaling is behind the picture
JOURNALING-Juvenile Diabetes is something that changes lives. This is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In juvenile diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. My niece Kylie was diagnosed when she was 6 years old she is now 11. She is such an amazing girl she has been so strong through her journey as a diabetic. Kylie is the most outgoing, athletic and sweetest girl, her personality is magnetic, everyone she meets just falls in love with her. What you donít see is what life is really like for her everyday.
When Kylie wakes up every morning she has to check her blood sugar, that means a finger prick ouch! Not a fun way to start your day. If her blood sugar is normal she has an easier time with breakfast if it is high she really starts the day off badly because she is so limited on what she can eat. So with EVERY meal or snack she has throughout her day she has to check her blood and then figure out what she can eat then calculate her carb intake for the meal to then see how much she can eat! Then after the meal then she has to calculate how much insulin she needs, she has to be very careful to give just the right amount or she could have a very serious high or low which can be very dangerous.
Ending the day is not so fun either she has to eat one last time and then wait an hour before she can have her nighttime insulin. This can be tricky because sometimes she falls asleep and has to be woke up to be poked. They have had a really hard time regulating her levels of insulin, she will go really high and they canít figure out why or she will go really low too, that is hard on her she gets really sick and has horrible migraines and there is always the fear of a Diabetic Coma. Life is not easy for a Diabetic.
Juvenile Diabetes increases Kylieís risk for many serious complications. Some of these complications include: heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, and kidney damage. Kylieís poor little body has been through so much, she has bruises and scar tissue build up all over from being poked constantly. She has to be so careful when she gets a little cut she just doesnít heal like everyone she is very susceptible to infection. One of my biggest fears is that one day she is going to want to have children, there is a good possibility that her body just wonít be strong enough to endure a pregnancy. Besides all the obvious medical reasons we would just love for Kylie to get to experience a normal life. We want her to go to birthday parties and eat cake and ice cream, school parties that always have tons of yummy treats or even to go camping and eat smores. We do not want her to always dread how sad these events will be for her having to watch everyone else enjoy all those yummy treats for the rest of her life.
So, our whole Family dreams and prays that one day someone will discover a cure for Juvenile Diabetes so our Kylie and all others with Diabetes can live a normal life.