Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
**A little about Carson :)
I am 2 1/2 years old. I was diagnosed with T1D on August 21, 2012. At the time I was only 18 months old, and life hasnt been exactly the same since. I was extremely tired for about 3 days. I had almost no appetite at all and I was extremely thirsty, and I would fill my diapers in just a half hour..... I didnt feel like doing anything, even playing outside... My parents took me to my doctor, where he told them to take me to Hurley Hospital in Flint, MI. I was hooked up to several different machines to moniter my blood sugar levels, and IV's for fluids. We all spent 5 days and nights in a small room, learning the in/outs of this disease they said I had, called Type 1 Diabetes. I slept most of the time, but my parents were terribly worried..... I eventually started to feel better, and was able to eat and play. Now I get insulin shots 4 times daily, and my mom & dad keep close monitor on everything I eat or drink, even measuring my food for every meal. It's not easy, It is difficult at times since my mom & dad are the only ones who know how to take care of me, but at the same time, I know I'm not a burden, but a blessing. I am now 2 and 1/2 years old and I understand (for the most part) that I need my shots before I eat, and I try to be cooperate, so I can be happy and healthy! :) My mom & dad even let me help with my shots sometimes :) I have faith that I will be strong and work through it. I am very excited for this event, and many more to come :) I would like to meet kids like me! My parents have set a goal of only $200 to raise for the walk. Please help us to reach our goal to help research for this disease.... I heard the technology of this generation is getting us closer to a cure! And hopefully one day, myself and many other kids and adults can have an easier life! Thank you for taking the time to read my story! If you can make a small donation toward our goal we would all appreciate it very much! Remember its not just for me, but for my fellow T1D's everywhere! :) **
Thank you for your support!
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Aunt Jen and Family
Aunt Nancy & Uncle Gus
Bracelet Sales, Bucket Donations, LP&P of Lapeer
Company Dotten Collision
Company Royal Oak Ford
Elizabeth Rice & Family
Erin Treat & Family
Mr. Cliff Olivero
Mr. Michael S Jefferson
Mrs. Christina Lagness
Uncle Mike & Aunt Kelly