This money goes straight to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. They provide Camp Kandu twice a year and we love to go so Allie can be around other type 1 kids. Allie received a backpack after we contacted them which included her beloved stuffed puppy named Sugar. They also provide supplies in times of need if you're in a bind. We have Blue Cross insurance and pay for everything ourselves. Even with rx copay, monthly we still pay almost $200 for insulin and supplies. We don't receive the money donated, but the Diabetes Foundation does. We feel like this is a way to give back and educate the state. They are great supporters of educating Mississippians about type 1 Diabetes (and type 2). I'm glad to know that the Diabetes Foundation is there in case we ever need something we're not able to get right away, which happens a lot. We are trying to raise money for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. This organization is very important to us because they gave us the tools to help us learn how to cope and manage life with Type 1 diabetes. Allie was diagnosed on Jan 2, 2013. Every dollar earned is kept in Mississippi. We had a rollercoaster of a year. Every day we dedicated learning everything we could about type 1 diabetes. It is a constant learning experience and forces us to make decisions hour by hour, minute by minute. Last summer, we tried two different pumps and cgms (continous glucose moniter). After 6 months of trying to troubleshoot all kinds of issues and Allie hating site change day every 3 days, we made the decision to let Allie decide if she wanted the pump or shots. It really doesn't matter as long as the insulin gets in somehow. She chose shots in January and couldn't be happier. No one likes to get shots or prick their finger several times a day, but I couldn't be more proud of the way she handles it. She loves educating people about type 1 diabetes. We are so thankful for the Diabetes Foundation and the friends we've made through them and of course we're thankful for insulin! Thank you all for praying for us. We appreciate any amount you are able to give to this wonderful foundation. We plan on attending the Gulfport Walk and hope to be #1 this year. Here is what a typical day looks like: It starts at 4am. I check her sugar, if it's low, she gets glucose tablets or two to chew, usually in her sleep. If she's high, she gets a shot of Novolog (fast acting insulin). Check again at 6am. She will get a shot of Lantus (long acting 24 hour insulin, or basal insulin). We calculate her novolog shot by seeing what her sugar is and how many carbs she will eat for breakfast. You have to take into account her target blood sugar, correction factor, insulin to carb ratio. All this changes if you can spot a trend and begin troubleshooting to get better target numbers. At lunch, check bg again and do some more math. Again at snack and dinner. Any carbs she eats have to be covered with a shot of insulin. Before bed, check sugar again and make sure it's in target. If not, she may need a shot or some carbs. There's always a worry she could go low, which could become dangerous very quickly. if her bg is high, she could end up in DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) in the hospital and could be very dangerous. Everything affects blood sugar including stress, exercise, weather which makes it very hard to diagnose what is causing out of target numbers. Typically Allie gets about 5 shots and at least 5 finger pricks a day. We are so thankful for the Diabetes Foundation which has helped us so much through adjusting to life with type 1 diabetes. She loves seeing her friends at camp and at the walks. You can donate any amount on this website and/or join us for one of the walks! Allie would love to see you and your support. No amount is too small. It means a lot more to have more donors than more money. We thank you so very much for supporting Allie's team!