Balancing Act – Lance Caswell

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My name is Lance. I’m a sophomore at Skyline High School and diabetes has been a factor in my everyday life since I was three. Life with diabetes is difficult to balance, which requires immense support from my family. Since my diagnosis, my mom has worked daily to help me manage my blood sugar and to become better educated about type 1. She has sacrificed sleep and her favorite activities to make sure I could do mine. She made it look so easy, and I grew up thinking it was easy. As I became a teenager my responsibilities grew. I quickly came to realize how difficult it was to manage such a complicated ailment, and that my mom truly is special. I was completely lost without her, but I had to learn to take care of myself. When I first took responsibility for my care it didn’t go well; my A1C was through the roof, I often forgot boluses and frankly, I didn’t feel good. Then I went to a University of Michigan class on diabetes management. The class served as both catalyst and wake up call, it completely changed my views on how to manage my type 1. After the class, my time in range increased and my A1C went down. I finally realized how important diabetes management is. Without the diabetes and technology that JDRF funds, people like me struggle to manage type 1. However, JDRF doesn’t just provide technology, it provides classes just like the one I went to that can completely change the way a person approaches their diabetes care. That is why supporting organizations like JDRF are so critical to helping people that need them most.

Thank you,

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