|Diabetes & Your Child
When my mom diagnosed me with Type 1 diabetes at the young age of 13, my whole family was shocked. What did this mean? How would it affect my friendships at school? Was I going to die? Could I ever play golf again? As the shock & anger wore off and we educated ourselves about this disease, we realized that with careful management it would be possible for me to live my dream of becoming a pro golfer.
It is very possible to be overwhelmed by the amount of information given to you when first diagnosed. The one thing to remember that was proven by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) "is that keeping glucose levels close to those of a person without diabetes can prevent or slow the progress of many complications of diabetes, giving extra years of healthy, active life."
Questions & Answers
» What are the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes?
» How is it diagnosed?
» How do I check blood glucose?
» How do I check my child's glucose?
» Accuracy in checking
» My recordkeeping
My Favorite Dishes
I'm a true family girl which means lots of friends and family get-together's when I'm not on tour equals delicious cooking, fun in the kitchen and loads of laughs. Diabetes doesn't have to mean boring, tasteless eating, just management of the sugar and carb levels. From time to time, I'll share my favorite recipes with you from over the years. Check out the one below... delicious and great for a crowd!
Diabetes Research Institute
For me, the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami has been a life-saving organization. Off-season, I travel down four to five times a year for evaluations and for fine-tuning my medications to keep my golf as consistent as possible.
The DRI has a long history of collaboration with leading researchers in academia and biomedical companies around the world. Within its own community, the Diabetes Research Institute is a center of excellence at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and provides an array of diabetes management and education activities for patients and their families, as well as for professionals throughout the health care industry.
We are actively searching for an organization with whom to partner that can provide the necessary supplies to those of us suffering with diabetes. Our goal is to provide an outlet, where a portion of all supplies purchased would be donated to the Michelle McGann Fund for Diabetes.
Please contact us for more information.