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Hi, my name is Ashton. I am 2 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on May 18, 2007.

I live at home in Illinois with my Mommy and Daddy. It all started when Mommy and Daddy noticed a big change in the amount of liquids I was drinking and the number of diapers they were changing. That went on for a couple of days and then I was waking up in the morning soaked from head to toe (I think Mommy was getting mad because she had to keep washing my sheets).

So then Mommy and Daddy decided something wasn't right, they called the doctor. The nurse Mommy had talked to recommended bringing in a urine sample. So that night she took in a sample to the lab and the next morning she received a call from the doctor that they needed to take me in to get blood work because they said they did see some sugar and they wanted to make sure with the blood work. We then went to the doctor's office to wait for the results. When doctor walked in the room Mommy and Daddy knew right then it was diabetes. They broke down into tears and just hugged me so tight I really didn't know what was going on. So my doctor sent us to Peoria St Francis where I could get the treatment I needed.

We went home so Mommy and Daddy could start packing and as they did that I went for a quick stroller ride with my favorite neighbors and bonded with them before I left. When we arrived, they started an IV and did some other tests and started giving me some insulin. The nurses and doctors I had there were absolutely wonderful and I did what they told me to do. I was only there for three days and they sent us home knowing my Mommy and Daddy would take wonderful care of me and test my blood and give the shots I needed. They did find out that my sugar was 700. Almost 4 months later I am doing great, even though I still don't care for the shots to much.

Thank God Daddy is strong because Mommy still breaks down a lot. But I am proud to say that my Mommy and Daddy are great and I love them more than anything.

If you would like to talk to my Mommy about me or just need someone to talk to you can e mail her at, beckapecher AT

Published November 4, 2007


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