Today, I need your help to fight Juvenile Diabetes.
Imagine that every day in America 40 children are diagnosed with diabetes. These children will suddenly undergo multiple finger sticks, insulin injections daily and they will have to eat identified foods at specific times in measured amounts. Their parents will have to set the alarm clock so they can test their child's blood sugar during the night to be sure the child does not lapse into a coma. This is not drama; this is the reality of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). T1D's onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. At present, there is also nothing you can do to get rid of it. Insulin is not a cure, and it does not prevent the possibility of serious complications like kidney failure, blindness, and stroke.
Fortunately, diabetes treatments have advanced through research that is funded by donations. Insulin pumps, new types of insulin’s and less invasive blood sugar monitoring are some examples of research successes. There is much more research to be done that includes smarter insulin, an artificial pancreas and even diabetes prevention vaccinations.
This year, I'll be taking part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to fight Type 1 Diabetes. They'll do that by progressively removing the impact of T1D from people's lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone. I'm asking you to please help support my fundraising efforts with a tax-deductible gift that will help make a difference in the lives of the millions of people with T1D.
On October 26th I am walking to help fund research to discover, develop, and deliver new drugs and devices that cure, better treat, and prevent T1D. You can help, too! Please make a donation to support my efforts or join me on Walk day and raise funds to support JDRF. Go to my website to sign up for the walk http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/carondelet. I look forward to seeing you there.
It is faster and easier than ever to donate to JDRF. Simply visit my personal webpage to donate online. http://www2.jdrf.org/goto/carondelet. If you prefer, you can mail your gift check to me at the address listed below. Please make your check out to JDRF and include my name in the “Memo” section.
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711-2602
Donations in any amount, great or small, will help JDRF get closer to its goal of moving scientific advances from the laboratory to clinical trials and into the hands of people with T1D.
Together, we can create a world without Type 1 Diabetes!
Robin Conklin, CNO
St. Joseph’s Hospital
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