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.

 

2013 Donation Giveaways

To show our appreciation for your support we will be drawing names for prizes.  For every $20.00 you donate to Team Preston, your name will be put into the drawing.  The drawing will take place a few weeks after the walk, when fundraising for the 2013 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes ends.  So far, the prizes include:

  • 2-night weekend hotel get-away, includes breakfast (Robert Lanier)
  • Christmas Light Flight – 2 seats on a DC3/C47 over DFW (Chris Krivis)
  • 1 night weekend stay at DFW Hilton Lakes Hotel (Brett Holzapfel)
  • 1 night hotel stay at Springhill Suites, DFW Airport (Alex Gorinsky)
  • LaDainian Tomlison autographed football (Raymond Randall)
  • PGA Colonial flag, signed by Pro Ryan Palmer (Jon Holzapfel Sr.)
  • PGA Championship flag, signed by Pro Ryan Moore (Mallory Collins)
  • $300 gift Card to Al Biernats (Cathy Luckett)
  • Cutco table knife set (Robin Brosnaham)
  • Cutco table knife set (Brenda Thompson)
  • Cutco table knife set (Tim Graddy)
  • A Round of Golf at Bear Creek Golf Course (Melissa Alexander)
  • Golf lesson with a Pro (David Moran)
  • Oakley Sunglasses (Francisco Alatorre)
  • 30 Minute Mini Photo Session with Bella Jewel Photography, include 10 edited digital images  (Ben & Felicia Sanford)
  • $90 Gift Card to Bob Moore’s Driving Range (Kenneth Lott)
  • $50 Gift Card to Bob Moore’s Batting Cage (Sean Vestal)
  • $50 Gift Card to JR’s Steakhouse (Dianne DiMarco)
  • 2 Free Movie tickets to Studio Movie Grill (Brett Holzapfel)
  • 2 Free Movie tickets to Studio Movie Grill (Edward Ball)
  • 2 Free Movie tickets to Studio Movie Grill (Francisco Alatorre)
  • 2 Free Movie tickets to Studio Movie Grill (Teressa Holzapfel)
  • Two NRH20 Waterpark passes (Dory Holzapfel)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Mi Dia (Eric Strafel)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Mi Dia (Joseph Krivis)
  • Two tickets to AMC Movie Theaters (Averyl Pinto)
  • Two movie tickets and popcorn at B&B Theaters – Colleyville Cinema (Sandra Wickstrom)
  • Two movie tickets and popcorn at B&B Theaters – Colleyville Cinema (Kaylee Nelson)
  • $50 Gift Card to either Cantina Laredo / III Forks / Cool River / Silver Fox / Lucky’s (Shannon Hall)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Hofmann Hots (Bill Hoke)
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Hofmann Hots (Suzanne Eisenberg)