Addilyn's Adventure





We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to 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).† If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening.† And they know it never goes away.

In March of 2012 I was diagnosed with TID.† The last 11 months have been a year of many changes for my family and me.† I have learned how to test my own blood sugars 6 to 8 times a day.† I am learning to recognize when my blood sugar is running too low or running too high.† I have learned to not eat all the candy and sweets that my friends do and what ?free foods? are for me (bacon, cheese, olives & eggs).

I have also learned that I do not like to have insulin shots! (And I learned that my mother does not like to give them to me!)† In August we tested two types of pumps with a trial run.† I liked the tubeless pump the best and I was able to get one of my very own.† This means that I don?t have to get stuck with a needle four times a day!† We still have to adjust the amount of insulin I receive but it is much easier with the pump.†

I am doing my best to meet the challenges of T1D and still be a normal 7 year old little girl.† I like to ride my four-wheeler, play with Barbies, play house, ride my pony, play with my little brother, and I am especially looking forward to being a Big Sister again this summer.

I am excited about the 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes and hope you will be able to walk with me and my family!† It is a lot of fun and it helps me to know that I am not the only 7 year old with T1D.

Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

February 16, 2013
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 8:30 AM
Length of walk: 2 miles


Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309



Toni Mortensen
Email | (515) 802-3220

Greater Iowa Chapter
3580 EP True Parkway
Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50265