Diabetes - @type1tough_addi

“My name is Addison. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 10 months ago. I have to take insulin every single time I eat for the rest of my life. Too little insulin can make me very sick; too much insulin can kill me. To dose correctly, every time I have to inject insulin I have to consider my activity level, current blood glucose level, and how many carbs I plan to eat. I wear a continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump to help keep me alive. Type 1 diabetes (what used to be called juvenile diabetes) does not run in my family. Before I was diagnosed, I didn’t even know anyone with T1D. It is an autoimmune disease. Nothing I ate caused it. Nothing could have stopped it. I never thought one day I would wake up sick and never get better. Now, I wear blue to raise awareness for the 1.25 million type 1 warriors in the U.S.” @type1tough_addi

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