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). 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.
Abriana was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in August of 2011. It was a shock since no one in our family has it but we have been dealing with it the best we can ever since. She was lucky as most people do not know the symptoms and her's was caught at a routine check up. Most kids get diagnosed in the hospital after getting really sick and ending up inDKA. Some kids don't get diagnosed until it is too late. We are walking in hopes to raise as much as possible to help find a cure one day and in the meantime to make living with T1D easier.
She has to test her blood sugar about 10 times or more a day even after starting on a continuous glucose monitor a few weeks ago. Most nights we check at 3am just to make sure she is ok and not having a dangerously low blood sugar that she would be unaware of. We have to count carbs for everything she eats before being able to sit down and have a meal or a snack. She has insulin injected at least 4 times a day and hope we calculated the right amount for the insulin injection to match the carbs and timing the way a normal pancreas would.
We walk on a team with 2 other girls who were both diagnosed with T1D in July 2003, Nicole and Karina. We have walked with them in years past before T1D touched our lives that much more closely. They are met each other in the hospital, and though they have been living with this much longer it still is very challenging. We are walking to hope for the future of these girls and all other children and adults living with this disease. We hope that one day they can eat something without having to look up the carbs, do a math equation, poke their fingers to check their blood sugar, and then inject the insulin they hope is the exact right amount with the right timing. We hope it will get easier. We hope they one day find a cure!
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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?
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