Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page!
Danny, my 7-year old grandson, has had type-1 diabetes since he was 3. He’s a typical first-grader, and loves sports - swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball and running one-mile races. He is kind, witty, and always makes me feel special and is my saving grace.
Since he was diagnosed, he has had to undergo 8-12 finger sticks a day to make sure his blood sugar is within a safe range. Prior to obtaining his insulin pump, he had 4-5 shots per day to give him life saving insulin. Through technology and research advances, he now has an insulin pump which will last for 1-3 days before needing a site change, which has made a big difference in his quality of life.
EVERY time Danny eats anything, carbohydrates need to be counted and his insulin delivery adjusted. Whenever I’m watching him, I am aware of everything he eats and drinks and his activity level, since it affects his blood sugar, and I check him several times a night while he sleeps to make sure his blood sugar is not too high or low which can be dangerous. As grandparents it can be scary sometimes.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease without a cure. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin to stay alive. JDRF remains committed to finding a cure, but also to improving treatment and prevention of the disease.
For career day at school this year, Danny went as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Let's find a cure to make this dream a reality!
Please consider donating to Danny's Diabetes Ninjas. The walk this year is in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 12, if you can, please come and join me in the walk in sunny and warm Florida