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Are you ready to support a great cause and enjoy a fun filled evening??  Click here to buy your tickets or Click here to help support our sweet Addison, and everyone else living with type 1 diabetes, find a way to change the constant finger pricking, carb counting and insulin dosing that has to be done for them to live (among other things).  

A message about this event from Nancy and Art Golembiewski:  

Our youngest daughter, Addison, was diagnosed on November 5, 2013 with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3.  At the time of diagnosis, we really had no idea what being type 1 meant, or how it would affect our family, but we soon found out.  Addi can eat very little without checking her blood, and counting the carbs to determine how much insulin she needs to take with her meal or snack.  The only things Addi can eat without going through this process are carb-free vegetables, sugar free Jello, or sugar free popsicles.  She needs two to three hours between each meal and snack, and at the same time, she cannot go more than two or three hours without eating a meal or snack during the day.  She cannot play soccer, gymnastics or swim without checking her blood to make sure her glucose levels are high enough to sustain the amount of energy she will use for these activities.  We cannot just go get ice cream during summer on a hot day, go see a movie with an endless bucket of popcorn, or just stop for a hot chocolate on cold, winter days without planning and determining if she’s already met her quota of deserts for the week.  Addi just recently graduated from Kindergarten, and during her year at school, she has learned to check her own blood and enter in the amount of carbs she is eating into her OmniPod (a wireless insulin pump) to be able to administer insulin.  And thanks to research she now wears a Continuous Glucose Monitor, which gives us her blood glucose readings every two minutes.  This device, and her ability to use the OmniPod has allowed her to go on multiple playdates without having to have Art or Nancy along.  These devices were made possible through the research and support of JDRF.  JDRF has so much on the horizon; the Artificial Pancreas, Smart Insulin, and Beta Cell Encapsulation just to name a few.  The last is the one that is most promising for Addi’s future as it is expected to be available around the time that she will be graduating high school, and it is a non-invasive procedure that would allow her to go up to 24 months without having to check her blood, count her carbs or give herself insulin.  We are hoping to raise $15,000 with this event and move others to keep donating, so that one day, Addi, and others like her, can know a life without finger pricks, insulin, needles or pumps and terrifying highs and lows.  And so that other parents, like us, can sleep at night without the fear of her blood glucose levels dropping so low or shooting so high that we need to wake her up to drink juice, or worse, have emergency care to help her.      

With thanks, Art & Nancy Golembiewski

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