Grant: Near and Dear to My Heart

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This day is near and dear to my heart because my 4 year old son, Grant, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 16 months old. Please know the 3 symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes: Constant thirst, frequent urination, and rapid weight loss. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, please ask your doctor to run a simple blood glucose test. There is no known cause and it can hit anyone at any time. It is an autoimmune disease with no cure. In order for Grant to live, he has to have multiple injections of insulin daily. If you or someone you know has diabetes, make sure to get an annual eye exam. Early detection is the key to maintaining healthy vision. -- Dr. Lisa Porter 

four year old with diabetes