All of the above incidents could have happened to anyone, well, maybe not anyone in 8 short weeks
|Taking a break from anatomy|
to do blood sugar check/
Next up, finding a pharmacy. Since she was unfamiliar with Grand Forks pharmacies, her physician sent the scripts to a well known chain. I gave her the information she would need for insurance and all should have gone just fine. At 6 pm, the phone rings, followed by the question, "How come everytime I try to do adult things something goes wrong?" They would not fill her prescriptions because they said her insurance was denying it. After a frantic call to me, who called our insurance company, it seems the pharmacy was not entering her information correctly. After another couple hours of run around- I sent out an SOS to people living in Grand Forks who finally hooked us up with a pharmacy near her that worked with her on a much more personal level. At 19, picking up cold medication used to stress me out. I can't imagine how frustrated she was waiting to get the medicine that is required to save her life while all her friends were off having a relaxing summer afternoon!
|Blood sugar check before the Bison game.|
|My desk at work showing a week |
of blood sugar chaos for the middle
I encourage you to help us keep advocating for a cure by reaching out to your government officials and ask them to sign a letter of support for the Special Diabetes Program. This program provides $150 million annually for the National Institute of Health to continue vital research on Type 1 Diabetes. Finally, if you feel so moved, help us reach our family goal for the JDRF One Walk next weekend and donate to our team- T1-cubed and of course, we'd love for you to walk with us.