Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
My name is Jameson and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at two years old. I am now a happy, energetic, and smart four year old. I have been living with this disease for two years. I get my blood sugar tested 6-10 times per day, and I now wear an OmniPod insulin pump that gives me insulin everytime I eat or drink. I also wear a Continuous Glucose Monitor because I am hypoglycemic unaware. That means I cannot tell when my blood sugars are dropping to dangerously low levels. The monitor helps my Mommy and Daddy get more sleep at night. These two devices make managing my diabetes easier, but everyday is still a challenge. Insulin is a treatment, not a cure for my Type 1 Diabetes. I have an identical twin brother, who does not have diabetes, although research suggests that he has an 80% chance of getting it now that I have it.
I'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away. Did you know that:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?