I'm the mom of a beautiful Type 1 daughter and married to a wonderful husband who also has Type 1! This blog serves as a place for my thoughts and feelings, in the hopes that it will help other families struggling with the many challenges diabetes presents. I can't always promise it is uplifting...but, it is honest.

And, of course, it is by no means meant to offer medical advice.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spare a rose, Save a child

When Jessica was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 7 my world shattered.  But, because we live in the USA she is now thriving and healthy.  Other parents are not so lucky.  In other parts of the world, little girls just like Jessica do not go on to become healthy, happy 10 year olds.  They die.  And, this is not ok.  Luckily, there are organizations that are trying to help.  This Valentine's Day support Life For A Child.  Spare a rose and save a child.

Just $1 a day provides a child with:
  • regular insulin
  • quality blood glucose monitoring equipment (meter, strips, lancets)
  • essential clinical care
  • up-to-date diabetes education materials
  • specialised diabetes training for medical staff 
The scope of what needs to be done is vast.  Diabetes management is complex. While the first step is getting access to insulin, it needs to be followed up with education on managing diabetes, extending sustained care and also improving the quality of care. This takes both time and ongoing resources, so donations such as yours are crucial to the success and longevity of the Life for a Child Programme. Thank you for your contribution.
Dr Graham Ogle, LFAC General Manager.
Join myself and other bloggers from the Type 1 diabetes world in getting the word out.  This Valentine's Day be a hero.  Spare just one rose, and instead donate a dollar to save a child.

Thank you.




  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Tamara!

  2. Yes, what Scott said.

    Thanks Tamara, Jess and family. So we are at something lie 75+ blog post. That is mind bending and proof (that isn't needed) what a great group the DOC is.

    Thanks for sharing your valentines day.