Welcome to Sabrie's Story!
On February 27, 2009, shortly before her fifth birthday, my daughter, Sabrie was diagnosed with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. She will be insulin-dependent and endure finger pricks and injections for the rest of her life. 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 no cure.
Sabrie is using Insulin Pump Therapy now which gives her a little more freedom of injections but is a challenge on a whole different level and has the potential to bring on a new set of threats to her health. The worst part of the insulin pump is the basal test, which we have named the starvation test. Sabrie must skip meals and snacks during this period and have her sugar checked every 2 hours. This is a necessary evil when using Insulin Pump Therapy to ensure Sabrie receives the correct dose of insulin throughout the day. Sabrie meets every day head on regardless of the issues facing her.
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by 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.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you for your support!
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