5 Little Monsters: Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Stickers

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Stickers

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 November is Diabetes Awareness Month and knowing that, and because I have a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes,  I had plans all year to share a Diabetes Awareness project this month. With working on Thanksgiving and Christmas projects, and just being busy with normal life stuff I almost decided not to, but because of my daughter it is something that is important to me so I decided to make it a priority to get up before the end of the month. 


My 9 year old daughter Lucy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a little over 2 1/2 years ago. She was 7 years old, in first grade. I have shared our story of her diagnosis before and you can read that in this post from a couple of years ago


Lucy has always handled her diagnosis really well. I never knew a little 7 year old could be that strong and brave until I watched my little girl getting shots and finger pokes several times a day, and rather than complaining she asked if she could do it herself. She learned everything she could about what was going on inside of her body and how to take care of it. She has always been great about telling people about it and speaking up for what she needs. 


A couple weeks ago we were talking about how it was Diabetes Awareness Month and she told me that she really wanted to do a presentation at school talking to her class about diabetes. It was 100% her idea that she brought up to me, and I thought it was a great idea. So I reached out to her teacher, she set up a date, and today I went to her school to help, but mostly just watch, Lucy talk to the 4th and 5th graders in her school about her diabetes. I was really proud of her for getting up in front of her classmates and sharing her story.  And most of the students, teachers, and aides wore blue to show their support for her, which was pretty amazing for her to see. 


She wanted to give out some ribbons or something for Diabetes Awareness, so we made a couple different styles of awareness ribbon stickers that she could pass out, as well as matching shirts for the two of us to wear. I used the print and cut feature on my Cricut to make the stickers and it worked out great. 


How to Make Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Stickers


You will need:


Instructions:



Click make and follow the prompts on your computer to send the design to your printer and print on the sticker paper, then use the Cricut to cut out the stickers.

The shirts we are wearing were made with the same rainbow design cut out of iron on in a variety of shades of blue. You can get that Design Space File here: Diabetes Awareness Rainbow Shirts There is one that says T1D Warrior, and one that says T1D Mom, but you could change them to say whatever you want. 



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