TYPE 1 DIABETES SUPPLIES NEEDED IN UGANDA

We could not have done this year without the love, prayer, and support of all of you. You have truly carried us through a hard season! We weren’t expecting all the delays that we had with June Bug’s adoption, as in things taking about four times longer than expected, and because of it, we are running low on medical supplies. I even took my Dexcom out of my arms because we are so low on sensors that we won’t have enough for both June Bug and I till we get home, and it’s more important for her to have one than for me. We have brought or had someone bring over supplies several times now since nothing is available here and we are nearing the end of what we have left! Because our bodies rely on these things to stay alive every single day, it’s fairly urgent that we replenish our nearly depleted stock.

Tomorrow is 11 months since the day I ended up in a coma and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Two and a half months later, June Bug joined our family who had just been diagnosed with Type 1 as well. In case you missed the whole story, you can read my diagnosis story {HERE} and about how June Bug joined our family {HERE}. Between the two of us, we have pricked our fingers and tested our blood sugar over 4000 times. And we have given ourselves over 3300 injections. In 11 MONTHS! Some days I can’t believe it’s already been almost a year since I was diagnosed, and other days I feel like I’ve had it forever and have forgotten what life is like prior to diagnosis. I have forgotten what it’s like to just grab a snack from the fridge and run out the door, or to leave the house without a purse full of supplies, or what it’s like to sleep a solid night without dexcom alarms going off and nightly blood sugar checks. I have forgotten what it’s like to order anything I want off a restaurant menu, or to not freak out when I’ve taken insulin and then the server comes to tell me they’re out of what I ordered, or without asking swap out food in my meal that just doubled the amount of carbs on my plate which I didn’t take insulin for. This disease consumes your mind all day and there’s never a break or a day off. I have to be on my game 24 hours a day. And living with T1D in Uganda is 100 times harder than in America. BUT…God redeems and he brought so much purpose to my diagnosis when he brought June Bug into our family! He remains sovereign!

Thank you for the ways you have lavishly loved our family, fervently prayed for us, found unique ways to meet tangible needs, and been such a source of encouragement! Any words just seem so inadequate to express our gratitude!

If you know someone coming to Jinja, Uganda in the next week or so, can you please send me an e-mail at kearydee@me.com. Since shipping is not an option to Uganda, we would need these items brought over by someone already coming ASAP!

Below are some of our current urgent needs

URGENT NEEDS
-Dexcom G4 Sensors (we’ll take expired ones too)
Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Test Strips
Accu-Chek Smart View Test Strips
-Freestyle Lite Test Strips

We can use any of the above strips since we have all three types of meters that those match up with. Those links above are where supplies can be purchased from Amazon.

 >>>  ITEMS CAN BE SHIPPED TO  <<<
Keary Cheney
PO BOX 230209
Encinitas, CA 92023

*Packages MUST be address to Keary Cheney or they will be returned to sender by USPS*

My friend, Lis, will collect everything and ship it to whoever is coming to Uganda the soonest! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus!

Donations can also be made through YouCaring that allow us to continue to buy supplies. We are so incredibly thankful for the way you have loved and supported our family in this journey!

{ DONATE HERE }

THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU

keary-3Justin has become a master at inserting Dexcom while I hold this sweet girl! He can do the whole process in under two minutes!

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After inserting the new sensor into her arm, we re-start the sensor on the transmitter and in two hours it will be ready to calibrate by testing her blood twice to make sure it’s nice and accurate!

“I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD” tee from Camplight Apparel.

01.13.16-10 copyThese two are the best of buds. I love watching their sweet little relationship grow. June Bug is such a big helper to Ollie, and Ollie asks about her nonstop if she’s not in the same room as him. Oh my heart.

09.18.15 re-sized-6 copyThis one is a throwback to September on new dex day (we call it)…gosh her hair has grown so much!

Headband by: Jjajja Baby Co

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