Ethan has Type 1 Diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease that has no cure. His body does not produce insulin. Without insulin, he would die with a few days. Ethan tests his blood sugar 12 times each day to monitor his blood sugar numbers.
When Ethan’s blood sugar is high, he feels nauseous, pain in his stomach, confused, sweaty, urinates frequently and vomits. If his blood sugar goes too low, he feels shaky, dizzy, nervous, and emotional and his vision becomes blurry. If Ethan’s blood sugar goes too high or too low, Ethan could become dangerously sick. Ethan’s blood sugars are tested every two hours throughout the day and night.
Ethan’s family is trying to get him a Continuous Glucose Monitor to help with his diabetes. This type of monitoring will allow Ethan’s parents to have better control of his diabetes. Ethan’s family has insurance but the uncovered expenses are exceptionally high. The Do More Foundation was able to help contribute towards the purchase of Ethan’s Continuous Glucose Monitor.