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is to raise diabetes awareness in the community by educating, supporting, and advocating.
to educate the community on the importance of diabetes management, medication, self-care, wellness and nutrition.
to improve our community support system by advocating.
Meet Anjalee Laquette Woods
Anjalee was diagnosed April 10, 2003 at the young age of 8 years old. Anjalee, shares she was with her family and started getting super thirsty and sweating all over. Her stomach was hurting and had a burning feeling. Her grandmother had to bathe her because she had no energy. Anajlee went to bed, but did not awake so her family called the paramedics. She had slipped into a diabetic coma. After that day, her life changed dramatically.
Anjalee manages her diabetes by checking 4-8 times per day, before and after meals and before bedtime. She controls her meal portions and carbohydrates consumption, exercise a healthy diet, and adds in physical activity. She eats snacks to balance her sugar levels throughout the day.
My advice to others who battle with this disease is that always pay attention to your body, do not ignore the pains or symptoms that you are experiencing. Always embrace your diabetes and do not let it define you.
T1DJ October Featured Spotlight
Anajalee Laquette Woods
I was diagnosed at the age of 12 years old, now 18.
My passion is a driving force in my life and I will never allow a challenge to get in the way of achieving my dreams. When I was diagnosed I knew this challenge would be a part of my life.
I have had type 1 since age 7; diagnosed and treated at CCHMC. Today, I have an insulin pump to better control and 2 awesome kids. It can definitely be helpful for people to see that with a little work, life can be fairly normal for type 1's.
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