Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million. I am walking for my daughter, Kaylee.
Kaylee was diagnosed at the age of six with type 1 diabetes. She has to check her blood sugar at least four times a day. She has to count all of the carbohydrates that she eats and must administer insulin before each meal. Kaylee has an insulin pump now, so she does not have to give herself as many injections of insulin. Insulin is life support for people with type 1; insulin is not a cure!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It 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.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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