World Diabetes Day

Thousands of children (like 4yr old Lauren of Mechanicsburg) and adults with T1D are pricking their fingers (one of many they will do today) to test their blood sugar. Insulin will be taken 4-6 times today to keep them alive. It is not a cure. We all must be aware of the seriousness and impact T1D has on those we love, work with, do business with, go to school with, and interact with each day. You would not know by just looking at them that they diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are not overweight, they did not get diabetes because they eat too much sugar. They cannot reverse their condition by a change in life style. But, they are strong, they are brave, they are determined and they are heroic. And they need a cure. Please share this message today and spread the word about curing T1D.

Thousands of children (like 4yr old Lauren of Mechanicsburg) and adults with T1D are pricking their fingers (one of many they will do today) to test their blood sugar. Insulin will be taken 4-6 times today to keep them alive. It is not a cure. We all must be aware of the seriousness and impact T1D has on those we love, work with, do business with, go to school with, and interact with each day. You would not know by just looking at them that they diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are not overweight, they did not get diabetes because they eat too much sugar. They cannot reverse their condition by a change in life style. But, they are strong, they are brave, they are determined and they are heroic. And they need a cure. Please share this message today and spread the word about curing T1D.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Every few days during the month, we will be bringing you the Superheroes of T1D.  All photos are of children and adults with type 1 diabetes, living in Central Pennsylvania.

Photographs courtesy of: Corinne Trively Photography