This past Wednesday at our monthly support group meeting, we had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful woman who recently “celebrated” her 50 year anniversary with type 1 diabetes. Having type 1 for that long can teach you a thing or two, and Liz wanted to share with us one of her lifelines… a homemade diabetic information card! It has contact information for herself, her doctors and her emergency contacts and more importantly, information pertinent to her own diabetes care. Liz carries this with her in her wallet next to her license and health insurance card. If you or your child doesn’t already carry something like this around, you may want to reconsider!
Thank you, Liz, for being our hero and showing us that, even thought the life of a type 1 diabetic has its daily struggles, if you’re educated on the disease and take good care of yourself, you CAN live a full and happy life with it!