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.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. One of the children I nanny, Jamie, is one of those kids, diagnosed shortly after her 4th birthday, in January 2010. Her life has changed considerably since her diagnosis. Her daily routine now includes 5-8 blood sugar checks, 4-5 shots of insulin, and constant worry about her blood sugar levels being either too high or too low. Even so, it's much easier to control Jamie's blood sugars now than it was for kids diagnosed 20 - 15 - even 10 years ago.
Much of this progress in managing Type I diabetes is due to the efforts of JDRF. JDRF funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments for Type I diabetes. Through these efforts, JDRF is our best hope for the ultimate treatment: a cure for Type I diabetes.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference through a donation to JDRF. To donate, please click on the "Donate to Casey" link on the right side of the page. Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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