The Lake Wissota Lions Club hosts its first annual Water Safety and Education Day.More >>
Menomonie (WQOW)- Meet Max and Sophie Voss.
Max is 14 and will be a freshman at Menomonie High School next year. Sophie is 11 and will be moving on to middle school. Both have Type 1 Diabetes. Max was diagnosed when he was only four. Sophie was diagnosed when she was seven.
"With all the needles that you have to use, you have to prick your finger about 12 times a day," says Sophie Voss. "To get insulin, you have to use insulin shots, that's another needle, or an insulin pump, and that's an even bigger needle."
"With diabetes, you wake up, test your blood sugar, then take insulin. A few hours after, you test your blood sugar," says Max Voss. "If it's high, you take more insulin, if it's low, you have sugar. Then that keeps repeating throughout the day...at lunch and then dinner. Then you do the same thing over again the next day."
Type 1 Diabetes differs from Type 2 Diabetes in a few ways. In type 2 --- the body doesn't produce the normal amount of insulin and is treatable with a proper diet and exercise. Type 1 Diabetes means the body produces no insulin. You have to get that from shots or a pump.
"With type 1 diabetes, you have to be extremely cautious everywhere you go, because it's not like you can stop and say oh I don't want to take care of my diabetes because if you do that, you usually die," says Max Voss.
Both Max and Sophie were chosen among 150 children across the United States to speak to Congress later this month. They'll urge lawmakers to support funding for research. To be selected, they wrote essays about what it's like to live with Type 1 Diabetes. But Sophie threw in a little twist to her essay.
"I put in my essay I would not go to Children's Congress unless Max went too," says Sophie Voss.
So both brother and sister will head to Washington together; making their voices heard about a disease they live with every day.
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
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Jackson County (WQOW) - The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in which a pedestrian was hit by a semi in a parking lot. It happened after 4 p.m. at the Hixton Travel Plaza parkingMore >>
Washburn County (WQOW) - It's been 17 years since a girl disappeared after getting off a bus in Washburn County. New details in the case could be released this weekend. Sara Bushland was last seen inMore >>
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GORDON, Wis. – Wildfire crews from the Department of Natural Resources, working through the night and joined by more than 100 municipal firefighters, have largely surrounded the Germann Road Fire whichMore >>
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Chippewa County (WQOW) - Even with the fire ban lifted, Chippewa fire crews are reminding everyone conditions are still dry. Emergency crews spent part of their evening battling a grass fire in ChippewaMore >>
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I just happened to be taking some pictures early Tuesday morning and decided to take a look at the eagle's nest over the driveway. I was shocked! There was our Spring baby!More >>
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Eau Claire (WQOW) - There's no debating that obesity is a serious problem in this country. What may be open for debate is what the government can do to address it. Eau Claire's Comprehensive Plan hasMore >>
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