Welcome to Team Preston

Preston was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on November 28, 2011 at the age of 4.  He became very weak, pale, extremely thirsty, irritable and constantly having accidents.  His pediatrician sent us straight to Childrens Hospital in Dallas where his little body was in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).  Preston stayed at Childrens for 3 days while the Doctors stabilized, treated & monitored him and Mom & Dad learned how to manage this disease.

Diabetes is a 24/7/365 disease – not only do we check his blood sugar during the day 8-10 times, we also get up at least 2 times a night at around midnight and 3 AM to check his blood sugar and give him carbohydrates or insulin, if needed, There are frequent nights where it takes hours to get him back into normal range.

When diagnosed, we gave Preston 4 to 5 shots a day, until he got on the OmniPod Insulin Pump in March 2012.  He also wears a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) where we can monitor him more closely and see trends so we can tweak his insulin doses to better fit his lifestyle/activities.

Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured and that’s why we are walking to raise money to search for ways to prevent, better treat, and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. We also walk to raise awareness.

 

2014 Donation Giveaways

To show our appreciation for your support to Team Preston we will be drawing names for prizes.  The drawing will take place a few weeks after the 2014 JDRF One Walk.
For every $20.00 you donate, your name will be put into a drawing for the following prizes:

  • Golf Lesson with a Swing Pro @ Steven’s Golf Course (Terry Scott)
  • Carry-on Luggage (Brenda Thompson)
  • Odyssey Putter (Sister Skelton)
  • U-Haul Grapevine – $50 off (Shane Farmer)
  • Free night at Homewood Suites, Grapevine Mills with complimentary breakfast (Eric Straffer)
  • Free night at Residence Inn, Marriott by Grapevine Mills Mall with complimentary breakfast (Lewis Phelps)
  • Free night at Springhill Suites (Kaylee Nelson)
  • Free night at DFW Airport Marriott with complimentary breakfast (Kimberly Williamson)
  • Free dinner for (4) at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant (Dory Holzapfel)
  • Bobby Moore’s Driving Range punch cards (Sue Ann Martinez)
  • Bobby Moore’s Driving Range punch cards (Shane Farmer)
  • Cutco Knives (Linda Denton)
  • Cutco Knives (Charles Webb)
  • Tootie Fruitie Gift Card (Brett Holzapfel)
  • Costa Vida – 2 Free Meals with drinks (Francisco Alatorre)
  • Costa Vida – 2 Free Meals with drinks (Dennis Pierson)
  • Costa Vida – 2 Free Meals with drinks (Sandra Wickstrom)
  • Winewood Gift Card (Amanda Giles)
  • Winewood Gift Card (Stephanie Bergmann)
  • Mattito’s Gift Card (Eric Strafel)
  • NRH20 Tickets (Carin Charon)
  • Altitude Trampoline Gift Basket (Amber Riddle)
  • SoCal Taco Gift Card (Megan Carter)
  • SoCal Taco Gift Card (Ty Genteman)
  • SoCal Taco Gift Card (Kimberly McNamara)
  • SoCal Taco Gift Card (Joe Becker)
  • SoCal Taco Gift Card (Sylvia Goen)

For every $100.00 you donate, you will be entered in a drawing for the following in addition to the above prizes:

  • $300 gift Card to Al Biernats (George Zambrano)
  • 2014 US Open Golf Flag autographed by 20+ PGA players (Jennifer Holzapfel)
  • Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee autographed football cleats (used) (Brandi Winans)
  • Mike Modano autographed Dallas Stars Hockey Puck (Karl Holzapfel)
  • Free night at the Holiday Inn Arlington with Breakfast & Six Flags Package for two (Vanessa Steele)
  • Ubisoft Video game Package – choose any 5 Ubisoft games from brands like Just Dance, Rabbids, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and more on your gaming platform of winners choice (Wes Holzapfel)
  • 75 Minute Massage at the W Hotel, Dallas (Bliss Spa) (Claudia Belcher)
  • Free round of Golf at Bridlewood Golf Club for four (Scott Cameron)