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Riding to Cure Type 1 Diabetes - 100 Miles of Hills, Here I Come!

Haylee

    Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!  

    Although I had only been on a bike a handful of times in the last 15 years, a recent conversation with my daughter convinced me to take part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. As many of you know, Haylee has Type 1 Diabetes and chose to attend the University of Oregon. While I was excited for her decision, I was also worried about her going away to a town where she knew no one and had no help in managing her diabetes. One Sunday, during our weekly call, she casually mentioned that she woke up in the middle of the night and didn't feel well. She tested her blood sugar and it was 38! That is a dangerously low blood sugar and she had to eat sugar as fast as she could to bring that number up. Thank goodness she woke up, because a blood sugar that low could result in her never waking up again if it continued to drop. I had been thinking about taking on the challenge of this ride, but it was at that moment that I decided if she can live with this disease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I could surely start training and be ready to ride 100 miles of hills on my bike in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Did you know T1D:

    - Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. 

    - Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy. 

     - Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

    JDRF is working every day to change this. Every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found. 

    I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D. 

    Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my Ride weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.

     

    Warmest Wishes,

    Leslie Baker

     

     

     

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