40 Adults and 40 Children on average PER DAY are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. That's every single day. Kira was one of those. Diabetes is a deadly disease and is not about how much sugar you eat. It affects every single aspect of your daily life. We call it the 3 hour disease. Kira needs to prick her finger every 3 hours to test her blood sugar levels. Too high? She gives herself insulin. Too low? She gives herself glucose. Every bite of food must be accounted for. Physical activity or no activity: must be accounted for. Too hot? High altitude? Flying in a plane? Going through a metal detector? Going for a swim? Every SINGLE action must be accounted for. There is a cure in sight for Kira. But funding is needed. Please help us make this a world where Type 1 becomes Type NONE. Join us on walk day. Donate ANY amount. 80% (EIGHTY) of funds raised by JDRF goes towards research. That $4 latte? $3.20 goes toward finding a cure. That $8 movie? $6.40 goes towards a cure. $20? $16.00 goes towards a cure. $50? $40.00 goes towards a cure. No amount is too small. We thank you on behalf of Kira and the 40 other kids diagnosed just today.
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