Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal Team JDRF to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
I am a part of Team JDRF to raise funds for the millions of people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
I was diagnosed with T1D in December 2007. The past several years have been very educational and eye opening in regards to the impact of T1D on people of all ages. Although I have had it for almost 6 years, there are children who have had it their whole lives.
Imagine giving yourself shots every day, or even every time you eat something. Or having to analyze every meal to calculate how many carbs and protiens are in it to dose the correct amount of insulin. And then also taking into account what kind of activies you will be doing in the near future so your blood sugar doesn't drop too low. In a nut shell, that is the daily life of a type 1 diabetic.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is currently no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D.
Please support me and donate to my fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people around the world living with T1D.
Thank you for your support!