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My babies!
Catch up on our families daily adventures, learn more about our dreams and experience life with diabetes through our eyes! Grab a cup of something warm and read on to learn more about my Random Thoughts....

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Say BOO to Diabetes!"

Hello Friends and Family!

It is that time again. Time for the "Say Boo to Diabetes Walk" on October 30 at 10:00. We are currently raising money for JDRF to help find a cure! Keep an eye on your mailbox- your postcard should be coming soon! You can also donate directly to Kaci's Walk page at

Attached below you will find a letter from Kaci....

Hi!~ My name is Kaci Borchgardt. I am 9 years old and going in to the 4th grade this year.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 7 (the summer before I started 2nd grade) It was July 28, 2009. I was drinking lots of water, going to the bathroom a lot and I was tired all of the time. I also lost a lot of weight. I had to go to the hospital and that is when I found out I had diabetes. My Uncle Chad has diabetes too. He helps me feel better about having it. He has had it for over 25 years.

Now I have to check my blood sugar with a finger prick before I eat or if I am feeling low. Each year I have to prick my finger about 2, 190 times. I also have to take a shot with insulin in it after I eat and before bed every night. Each year I will take about 1, 835 shots. Can you imagine that? hurts! I wish it would just "poof" disappear. Some of the reasons why I don't want diabetes is because of the shots and pricks hurt and I can' thave sweets as much as I used to- unless my blood sugar is low.

If I don't check my blood sugar or take my shots the side affects are blindness, heart disease, liver failure and even amputation. I volunteer to help raise money every year. I hope that you will too! All the money you, and others raise, will go to the doctors and scientists so they can buy supplies to find a cure!

Thank you for your donation!

We will never lose hope,
Kaci Borchgardt

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