Hello! Once again, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes. Each year I struggle with asking my friends and family to donate to JDRF. I know this year is especially hard with the disasters that have hit many families in Oklahoma. However, I made the decision to participate again for a couple of reasons.
One reason is that Mack has moved home to finish his degree at OU. Since I have been living with him this past year I see first-hand the daily struggle to manage this disease. He does a remarkable job considering it affects how he studies, his workout at the gym, what he eats and even his sleep - it is 24-7.
Another reason for my dedication to a cure comes from the amazing advances in the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). A dear friend of mine, LaDonna Polston, sent me a link to a video about how one can use an iphone to monitor diabetes. I also read an article about the artificial pancreas which is in the trial stages now. These advances are amazing and JDRF is a leader of the type 1 diabetes community in its global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. (For more information on the Artificial Pancreas go to http://bit.ly/14orEsl or to watch a video on the advances of treatment using a Smartphone - http://bAit.ly/16MbnxG)
In September, along with my sister, Nancy, and hundreds of other riders across the country we will travel to Tahoe to participate in the Ride to Cure. I am asking for your support. By doing so, you can help me make a difference by improving Mack's life and the lives of millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Thank you for your support!
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