I'm Stevie and I have had Type-1 Diabetes for seven years.
Everyday is a struggle with this disease because I always have to worry about what I am eating and how it will affect my blood sugar. This disease is NOT because of lack of exercise or poor eating habits, as many people think. It is caused by my body not producing the insulin I need to control my blood sugar levels.
Your body automatically compensates and controls your blood sugar for whatever you eat. You don't even need to think about it at all. Mine, on the other hand, does not. I have to figure out how much insulin to give myself for what I eat. Everything I eat, because almost everything has carbohydrates, even "sugar free" stuff has carbs!
So, I would really love it if they found a cure for this disease so I can live my life without having to think about insulin. The research for a cure is expensive. That's why we do these fundraisers.
If you can donate anything, EVEN ONE DOLLAR, that would be great! Even if you can't donate, sign up to walk with me! I would love you to be there showing your support. It makes me feel good! :)
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