I'M GREATER THAN!
Greater Than’s ‘Warrior of the Week’ goes to Sebastian Sandoval of Redlands, California! He’s 8 years old and in the 2nd grade and doing all the things that kids his age should be having fun doing! Having Type One Diabetes doesn’t slow this busy guy down as he loves to play tetherball during recess at school, kicking the soccer ball around with his dad, and swimming! He loves to hang out with his friends and is looking forward to attending diabetes summer camp again this year! He’s what we call a “podder” in the diabetes world which means that he wears the OMNIPOD insulin pump. While he mostly eats low carb for easier management of his blood sugar levels he wants people to know that sugar is important for treating low blood sugars!! Sebastian says, “Until there’s a cure I try to just be friends with my diabetes.” We think Sebastian is an exceptional type 1 warrior and we admire his strength and determination to now let anything slow him down. You’re Greater Than 1 Sebastian!
AREN'T YOU PUMPED
Well, I did it guys! I survived the first year of being a mom of a type 1 diabetic! And no I’m not looking for a pat on the back or any sort of accolade, I just can’t believe that next month will be my son’s 1st Diaversary! Time sure does fly and I guess not just when you’re having fun. Up to this point we have been MDI (which means Multiple Daily Injections) with administering Hayden’s insulin.
GREATER THAN SPOTLIGHT
Emery’s Greater Than 1 Diaversary Photoshoot
Here at Greater Than we receive some of the most precious and awesome pictures of Type 1 fighters and we love to spotlight them to show their bravery and to inspire and encourage. This particular little girl, Emery, has definitely caught our attention and the attention of others while on her type 1 journey. She’s been a former Warrior of the Week for Greater than and we also recently posted a heartbreaking and eyeopening photo that has been shared all over the internet, of her sitting surrounded by all the supplies that it has taken to keep her alive for 1 year dealing with diabetes. I am so proud of this family for continually spreading awareness and showing people the many faces of diabetes...
Craig Casper over at the Bravest reached out to us a few weeks ago about being a guest on his show! The show is about us sharing our story on Hayden's Type-1 diagnosis, the process we went through, how we felt with it and what we are doing now to contribute. The cuts are still fairly fresh, and the challenges are very real. If you’re a parent of a child with type 1, this will be an important episode for you. Also, if you or someone you know was recently diagnosed, you will certainly gain a lot of perspective from our conversation.