On Saturday, October 19 We’re Walking For The Cure For Type 1 Diabetes – Will you help?
For the 3rd straight year we will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes and help raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money we 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.
My beautiful granddaughter Lily is 5 years old. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was just 2 1/2 years old. Her pancreas doesn't produce insulin to monitor the glucose levels in her blood, so we have to do it for her. During the course of a regular day, she gets her finger pricked at least 7-8 times and has to get a shot of insulin at least 4-5 times a day. It's a delicate balance - if her blood sugar goes too high that's not good, but if it drops too low it can be very dangerous as she could slip into a coma.
I pray every single day for a cure – and I just KNOW one is coming! JDRF has been a lifeline for our family! They’re doing some amazing research and are completely committed to finding a cure for this disease.
I walk for Lily. I walk so that she will be able to go on the field trips at school without having her Mom or Dad or Grandma go with her to check her finger. I walk so she will be able to spend the night at a friend’s house because she doesn’t have to have her levels checked in the middle of the night. I walk so there’s no more fear of having her levels drop so low that she slips into a coma. I walk so she doesn’t have to suffer the complications of this disease later in her life. I also walk for all the other brave little children like Lily. And I walk for their families. Thank you so much for your support – every little bit helps!
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