Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! 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).
Our oldest daughter Hailey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes February 1, 2012 at 8 years old. Hailey had lost about 20 pounds in a short amount of time and had started to become sick. We took her to our family doctor who decided to check her A1C and it was double what it should be. The next day we were at the Endocrinology Clinic of Blank Children's Hospital to learn how to treat this disease. It was all so overwhelming at first trying to learn what she can/can't eat, how much insulin to give her, where to give the shot at, and when to test her blood sugar. For the first six months after diagnosis Hailey was getting about 4 shots per day and was testing her blood sugar at least 6 to 8 times per day. Hailey has recently started using an insulin pump which in some ways has given her more freedom. She still has to test her blood sugar at least 6 times per day, but now she only receives 1 shot every 3 days instead of 4 shots per day. It has also given her a little more freedom at school in that if someone brings a treat for their birthday Hailey can now enjoy it by putting the carbs in her pump. This disease is terrible there are so many complications that can happen now and later in her life. Even after a year Hailey still asks how much longer she has to this and it breaks my heart to have to tell her it may be for the rest of her life or until a cure is found.
If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
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?
Thank you for your support!
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Jake and Heather Poutre
Mrs. Rachael Beckett