Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world.
The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Without insulin, glucose from food stays in the blood, where it can cause serious damage to all of the body’s organ systems.
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. Join the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, and together, we will create a world without T1D.
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Meet Justin Ryan. After just completing the 2013 Tucson Ride to Cure Diabetes in the most challenging conditions, Justin talks about why he won't stop riding until type one becomes type none.
July 24 - 27, 2014
The Burlington, VT Ride offers "classic New England" cycling on some of the most scenic roads that the state has to offer. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes course travels through historic villages, featuring covered bridges and flowing rivers. Take in spectacular views while cycling through the pristine Champlain Valley.