Thank you SO much for supporting my family and me in our mission to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes!! This will be my third "official" Ride to Cure Diabetes, and I'm looking forward to continuing this family tradition.
My family started to do the Ride to Cure about 6 years ago, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Even though it's also known as 'Juvenile Diabetes', type 1 is NOT something I will outgrow. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where part of my pancreas has been killed off by my immune system. Because of that, my body doesn't make insulin or regulate its blood sugar level like it used to. This means that I need to do the job that my pancreas can't do anymore.
I have to stick my finger with a needle about 10 times a day to check my blood sugar level. I also have to keep careful track of all of the carbohydrates I eat so I can take the right amount of insulin. If I don't take the insulin, my body won't process the carbohydrates correctly, and my blood sugar will skyrocket. If I take too much insulin, my blood sugar could drop dangerously low. Sometimes, it feels like living on a tightrope.
In order to stay safe and avoid some dangerous medical complications, I need to keep my blood sugar level in a healthy range. This is a full-time job - diabetes doesn't sleep, and there are no vacations from diabetes. My parents don't get to sleep either - they often have to check my blood sugar level in the middle of the night.
Until a cure is found, I have to live with diabetes. I really don't want to have diabetes for the rest of my life - it hurts, it can be scary, and it takes up a lot of time. Please help find a cure for diabetes by sponsoring me in the Ride to Cure with a donation to JDRF.
Our family is hoping to raise $10,000 this year, and we are grateful for any amount you can give to help us reach our goal!!
If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to: JDRF and mail it to:
Resler Family 3618 Mary Lane Escondido, CA 92025
My family and I really appreciate your support!!!!!
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Mr. Jacob F Resler
Mrs. Patti Keller