I am gearing up for my second JDRF Walk and I wanted to touch base with you about my diabetes this past year.
In the past year, I have:
* Graduated from the shots to the pen to the pump -- and back to the pen;
* Explained to my class what it means to be a type 1 diabetic, where I will always need insulin before eating a meal;
* Traveled with my family and found that it was OK to go across time zones;
* Recovered from ketoacidosis, which sent me to children's hospital (again!) when my blood sugars were too high;
* Learned how many carbs are in most foods (my favorite is a cupcake: 60 carbs!)
This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on November 10th at 8am in Balboa Park. Around the country, one-half million other walkers will also be walking and trying to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
My personal goal is $2,000! I hope you will consider helping to make a difference to find a cure.
JDRF funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Thank you for supporting me by joining me at the Walk or helping to raise funds!
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