Diabetic Ketoacidosiss Survivors


In 2010 Lacy Kuehl lost her baby brother Rocco just 2 weeks after his first birthday due to being misdiagnosed with the FLU!


Knowledge complacency took Rocco's life.


Type1 diabetes DKA ( Diabetic Ketoacidosis) 


In 2018 Lacy Kuehl started racing for Diabetic survivors and raced for

Phillip Lague to share his story of surviving (Type1) Diabetes Ketoacidosis so no other parent or sibling loses a loved one!

Lacy says, Diabetes doesn't run in my family, my parents have heard of it, but they had no idea of how serious it was. Losing my brother was devastating to our family, and it's my mission to ensure that parents and children worldwide know the symptoms and what to look for so that a diagnosis can be made sooner. No parent or sibling should have to lose a child from diabetes, and a child shouldn't have to lose a parent from diabetes.

Brochure for Race 1 spacecoast1.pdf2.JPG

Philip Lague DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis Surivor Story

Philip's Story of DKA 



Dad, at 2:57 am. Headed to the hospital, thinking Philip was utterly dehydrated, scared and unsure of what was wrong. 


Mom: So quickly! We caught him early in the diagnosis, and he was never in DKA before... He was fine yesterday morning but started going downhill at lunch; we thought it was just a tummy bug...

Chris noticed his breathing was weird.


Dad: So, an update.. we have been moved from ER to PICU. When we got here, his sugar and protein numbers were terrible. His temperature was 93. Honestly, without telling us at first, they were pretty worried about the little guy. Going forward from here, it's more IV and things to help remove the proteins from his body. We are going to have a meeting with the doctor and nurses. All in all, it's looking okay until all of his numbers are back down in the normal range. Too much fluid in the brain and many other things to watch for the next several hours.

Okay, an update to the update. We will be here for at least the next 24 hours. If everything goes well, we can leave tomorrow morning.


Dad: You can see he is breathing very hard, which is a good thing. It's his body fighting out the built-up gases from his organs. The sugar update is that we finally have him around 380. He spiked around 720, so we are getting there. We are looking for that magic race of between 80 and 120 but must take it very slowly or increase the risk of cerebral edema. 

Phillip survived and continues to manage his diabetes daily.


Lague Family,

Thank you for allowing Drive for Diabetes Awareness, INC, to share your family story with type1. 

 Phillip, we got your back! #phillipStrong

Since 2018 Lacy has raced for about 15 children / Loading Stories Weekly 

 As we update this new design and website we will be adding stories until we post all Lacy has raced for.