Unfortunately, there are no “days off” if you’re living with Type 1 diabetes.
The Sugar Highs N Lows — the daily grind of finger sticks, carb counting, insulin dosing, low blood sugar emergencies and “supply chain management” — are a full-time job for me and the 3 million Americans living and coping with Type 1D. I received my diagnosis as a young adult and I’ve been blessed to have a loving spouse, supportive children and a few good friends to lean on in the good and bad times.
Now imagine you’re a child and you develop this chronic disease? It’s a staggering punch. When a young child or teen-ager in the family gets diagnosed, EVERYONE in the family gets buckled in for the rollercoaster ride. But there is hope and strength in numbers and that’s why your family needs to attend the March 24 event hosted by Animas. This free workshop will offer educational sessions, tips, and strategies for children and families living with diabetes.
Helping each other is critical to managing this chronic disease and overcoming the setbacks. Together, We R the Cure until there is a cure.
Registration starts at noon. Special guest, country music star, George Canyon will be performing and speaking later in the afternoon. Space is limited for this event. You must RSVP.
Location: Mount Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(Parking is Included)
Date/Time: Saturday March 24, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Registration Begins: 12:00pm
Opening Ceremony Begins at: 12:30pm
Speaker Programs Begin at 1:00pm
RSVP: To Register either Email Joe Manriquez at Jmanriq@its.jnj.com or Call Joe at 1-804-248-9093