/ DIAGNOSIS DAY
One week short of his first birthday, Jax fell ill. He was not himself, he had been wetting through every diaper possible and was so thirsty. That week he lost 1/3 of his body weight. After 3 doctor visits and/or calls, and my baby being so ill that he could barely stay awake, he was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes. This was a day full of tears and yet relief as I was now able to know how to treat him. Fast forward to today. He is a happy rambunctious toddler that loves to play and wrestle with his brothers who so far are free from T1D. He eats well and to the naked eye appears to be a "normal and healthy child". This is part in due to the devices he must wear, a glucose monitor and a pump. Technology has come a long way but this does come at a price. Each year I dreadedd the medical bills and wondered if we would ever be able to get out of my parents' home. THIS is how Mom's Dough began. It is a way to grow a business and help with the astronomical bills we have. We now have our own home for our boys to play in. One day I also hope to be able to have a D.A.D (Diabetes Awareness Dog) for Jax but they as there are times where the devices do malfunction. The DAD is very expensive so it is a long term goal in addition to be able to send Jax to a Diabetes camp. I am grateful to have family that helps and now with Mom's Dough the ability to help pay for Jax's supplies and also bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you for supporting Jax and please learn about the symptoms. My son was hours away from death. The average age for diagnosis is 8-10 years but as we know it can happen at any time. Also, it is NOT diet driven and is not Type 2. Feel free to stop by our booth at a Farmer's market or email us through the website if you would like to learn more. Again, enjoy our products and thank you again for your support.