Avery was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 6 years old, just over 4 years ago. At the time, we could have explained all of her signs and symptoms as just being a typical kid. We were very lucky to have her diagnosed before things could have gotten very bad. She was admitted into the hospital where she stayed for a week. The doctors exact words "she will stay until we know you are educated enough not to kill her" and he meant it in the most sincere way. This disease is a 24/7, 365 days a week condition with zero prejudice.
Fast forward 4 years and Avery makes the most of every day. Not letting Type 1 get her down, pushing through the 10-14 blood sugar checks a day and needing insulin for almost everything that she puts in her mouth. It is her life support. Avery is a very active 10 year old. She races BMX bikes 2-3 times a week, is an avid swimmer and loves to ride horses and loves school. She pushes through high blood sugars, low blood sugars and all of the emotional burn out that comes with this disease. We hope to see a cure in Averys lifetime. Until then, she will continue to push through living her life to the fullest and educate as many people as she can.