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Living with diabetes

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Ruston gears up for walk fundraiser
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Pictured are Tyler Block (right) and Bankston Summersgill at the 2011 Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Tyler Block was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of 9.

“He was waking up in the middle of the night going to the bathroom, and he was thirsty all the time,” mother Alicia Block said. “There is diabetes on his dad’s side of the family, so I took him to the doctor thinking it kind of sounded like diabetes, but I was hoping I was wrong. Unfortunately I was not.”

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