Hope Day

by Leighann on March 1, 2012


Our family doesn’t necessarily live for the cure, though we do believe in living a great life with diabetes.

So today, on Hope for a Cure for Diabetes Day, I asked Q on the way to school what she hopes for in terms of her life with diabetes.

She said first off that she’s not sure she hopes for a cure.

(She has reconciled this life and looks at the positives.)

She hopes that diabetes camp gets here soon.

She hopes she can be the first famous singer with diabetes.

(I told her she won’t be the first, but that she can still be famous. Also I told her about Crystal Bowersox and said maybe they could sing a duet some day.)

And she hopes I didn’t write on her hand with permanent marker!

What do you hope for?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lee Ann Thill March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

Q is such an inspiration 🙂

I totally used permanent marker, so I know it’s going to take a little elbow grease to get my Hope Day contribution off my hand. She had the right idea, lol!


2 Julia March 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm

LOL, cute comment about the permanent marker! Hope…. I do believe there will be a cure in her lifetime. But I can’t help but attach a timeframe to it… in my own mind, I think we are looking at a 20 year span. Insulin was discovered and brought to market in about three years so I am still aware miracles can happen. So I have both long-term and immediate hopes. My immediate hope is that a safer insulin or automatic glucose delivery system, a smaller pump, easier site changes, noninvasive glucometer or implantable cgms will be discovered in the meantime. I fear we will be sending our Type 1 off to college with the same tools we now use…. And that is a scarey thought. Maybe an artificial pancreas that we can use during the night to keep her safe, yet revert to user mode during the day. I think that last one will come…. not sure if within the timeframe I need.


3 Kristin March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What an amazing response (not sure she wants a cure). Kids are extraordinary. 🙂


4 Rachel Scott March 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I hope for Camp to come soon too!


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