Join Team Super O: Heroes turning Type 1 into Type None!
Put your cape on, Be a Hero Today! Join Team Super O today and Help Turn Type 1 Diabetes into Type None.
Training for and finishing a marathon is a journey unique to every individual who sets forth to accomplish that goal. The culmination of the journey is crossing the finish line. Diabetes in many ways is very similar for the person with diabetes and their families. The day to day management of T1D is a journey, starting with diagnosis and then throughout daily treatment. The ultimate celebration in this case would be a cure for T1D, which we do not yet have. This is why I will be running the Chicago Marathon on the JDRF team. In running and in T1D research, we put one foot in front of the other as we strive for the ultimate goal. I want to teach my boys that we never quit until we succeed. With perseverance and dedication you can accomplish anything. And that one day we will turn Type One into Type None.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure. My son Owen, age eight, was diagnosed with T1D on September 9, 2013.
Did you know Type 1 Diabetics have to prick their fingers to test blood/glucose sugar an average of 7 times a day. This doesn’t even include putting on insulin delivery pump infusion sites or CGM’s (Continuous Glucose Monitors). An average Type 1 Diabetic has to prick or inject themselves with insulin over 49 times per week. That’s over 2,548 times per year!
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