Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
My dad and I are participating in the JDRF 2014 Nashville Ride to Cure Diabetes this coming October. This 100 mile ride event has been organized to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
I was diagnosed with T1D in 2008, just after my 12th birthday. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. At first, I had to give myself insulin shots 4-5 times a day. After one year of that, I got an insulin pump which allowed me to give myself insulin with a push of button. It has made managing my diabetes much easier. Even though I have to keep on my pump 24/7, I no longer need to carry around syringes and vials insulin.
I have chosen to not let T1D keep me from being involved with any sport or activity that I have wanted to particiapte in. It can be a challenge to have to monitor things more carefully during some sports seasons, like wrestling, but I have to in order to participate. It is a responsibility I have each and every day. Something I can never forget.
JDRF is working every day to change this. They are seeking a cure. They are confident they will find one. I am grateful for the research they are involved with and will be very happy when a cure is discovered. I appreciate any amount you are able to donate as it brings JDRF closer to their goal of a world without T1D.
Thank you for supporting my dad and me as we Ride to Cure Diabetes!