A Diabetic Alert Dog For Kayla

Kayla is fundraising to get her diabetic alert dog, this is her story.

Doing things my way

I guess I learned a lesson from McDonald’s mistake Thursday. Never go through drive thru to get a diet drink, especially if your life depends on it. I had to go get my own DIET Dr. Pepper this time. McDonald’s has me scared..


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My first Thanksgiving as a T1D


Yesterday was my first Thanksgiving as a type 1 diabetic. The day started out good but that did not last. My boyfriend and I went to our second job to get our checks then headed to McDonald’s drive through. I ordered a McMuffin sandwich and a large Diet Dr. Pepper; my boyfriend ordered the rest of the menu! Lol, jk. I thought the drink tasted funny, maybe too much carbonation….idk. Shortly after our running I had to go to work. Because of my gastric bypass surgery I cannot drink very much so a large drink will last me all day. Off to work I went with my drink in hand. Many times I do not eat lunch because I am not hungry, this was one of those times. Around 2:45 I started to feel really sick so I went to the bathroom to check my sugar….375!! Not good, I called my mom and she came to pick me up. She quickly discovered that my diet drink was not diet! Simple mistake because Dr. Pepper is so sweet, it is hard to tell the difference. I corrected my sugar and slowly started feeling better. The evening turned out good, I love spending time with the whole family πŸ™‚
I was so scarred yesterday, I have never been that high and not been in the hospital. I thank God for my blessings and pray he allows me to have a diabetic alert dog to catch these mistakes in the future. Being diabetic takes a lot of a person, epecially someone as young and scared as me……

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Thanks McDonald’s!!

So I have McDonalds to thank for that high blood sugar of 375 today. I clearly asked for DIET dr. Pepper and was giving regular dr. Pepper. That’s a scary number…. I can’t wait to get my D.A.D, only then will I truly be safe and not climb so high with my sugars!

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So much for a Thanksgiving ): Leaving work early.. Hopefully I can get this down fast &feel better

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Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful to be alive this Thanksgiving day πŸ‘ΌπŸ™Œ Although I am cursed with this ugly disease; I am greatful to have another Thanksgiving to spend with my family. This time last year my life was so easy and worry free. I have been through many trials and tribulations these past 7 months and do not whish this on anyone. It has shown me how strong I really am and made me a better person. I have learned at a young age not to take life for granted. I believe God is good and he has a plan for me. Hopefully a D.A.D. is in his plan πŸ˜‰ I hope everyone has a Blessed day.

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Everything happens for a reason


I was given this life because I’m strong enough to live it… #T1diabetes

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Half a glass of orange juice and two glucose tabs later…

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Where is a D.A.D when you need one

Typical low during this time of night…. Didn’t even know it.. Come on D.A.D I need you….


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My donation buckets

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Thank You

I just want to say thank you to Old Mill Elementary and Hometown Pizza in Mt Washington for putting donation buckets on their counters. A special thanks also goes out to the owner of the UPS store in Fern Creek for donating 50 copies of my story to help spread the word.

Thank you xoxoxo

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