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My name is Miles, I am 12 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 12 months old. Every day of my life since then I have had countless finger pokes, insulin injections, site changes for my insulin pump and my continuous glucose monitor. I never get to take a break from Diabetes, I am always thinking about my blood sugar and it is a constant fight to keep it steady. When I go out of range which can often be many times a day and overnight I feel sick and not myself and it can be extremely dangerous if I go too low or too high.
I am honoured to been named the Manitoba champion for 2018 and 2019 to help bring Put a Squeeze to Manitoba! I hope there will be lots of lemonade stands across the province this summer! I would be grateful if you could donate to my personal page for Put a squeeze on diabetes for Diabetes Canada. This will send kids like me to diabetes camps.
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure and affects roughly 1 in 300 children in Canada. This number continues to grow every year. At D-Camps, children develop a sense of independence through active outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, campfires and canoeing. Additionally, with the careful guidance of camp & medical staff children learn to independently self-manage their diabetes (including: checking blood sugar levels, carb counting at meal times and administering their proper insulin dosage). These are necessary skills that will last a lifetime. When I am at camp it is the only time of year that I feel like I am like everyone else.
This summer I will attend camp Briardale for the 5th time. It is my hope that every child with diabetes gets to experience a camp like this! You can help me reach my fundraising goal of $3000 by buying a virtual glass of lemonade (making an online donation) by visiting our online fundraising page or visiting our pop-up lemonade stand in person.
Thank you in advance for your generous support and I hope to see you at one of my lemonade stands this year!
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