Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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. And 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.
My name is Jordan Gumke. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) for going on 16 years now. In that time, I have gone from 3-5 shots a day and I switched over to my first Minimed insulin pump before my shots would have doubled. Now I only poke myself to get insulin every 3 days with a cunnula inserted under the skin. I recently have gotten a new Omnipod (tubless insulin pump system) and my new friend the Dexcom G4 CGM; which is also inserted under the skin, but only once a week. This device checks my blood sugar (fairly accurately) every 5 minutes 24/7. Since then I have only worked to improve my care with the new technology available to me with some bumps in the road.
In August 2011 I was diagnosed with Papillary thyroid cancer. Diabetic related they think it was possible. In September I had my thyroid removed and radiation followed. Currently I am cancer free, in great control of my diabetes and I am determined to keep it that way.
My family and friends have been there with me ever since. They make sure that i'm always taken care of, and when I need help there is someone there. For me, my T1D (nonbio) twin Jordan, and my family current/future. I am also riding for those who can't be here.
This is currently my first ride with the man in my life Greg Ashworth, and JDRF with the Northwest Chapter. Yeah! This ride is 100 miles. (Now, we are able to turn around at any point if needed.) But I am riding 100 miles. Wish me luck!
Help my turn Type 1 into TYPE NONE!
In advance, thank you for your donation. It's going towards many things right now that are going into preventing, treating, and curing Type 1 Diabetes.
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