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), like me! If you ask anyone with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening, and it never goes away.
For those of you who were previously unaware, I was diagnosed, offically, last September. I had known for a while, but irresponsibly tried to pretend it wasn't happening to me. When I went into the doctor I figured they would confirm my suspicians and send me on my way with some information and tell me to come back so I can "learn the ropes". This was not the case for me. My blood sugars were very high (360's, suppose to be around 100) and my A1C was off the charts, literally, it simply said greater than 14, when normal is around 7. I checked into the hospital for 2 nights and learned all my head could handle at the time. Since then I have seen dieticians, educators and an endocrinologist.
Fortunately for me, I was aware what T1 was because I was informed by the internet, friends and television (hey, sometimes that counts...) I was prepared for my diagnosis, unlike SO MANY young children and their parents. Most parents have no idea what T1 Diabetes is. And most kids picture their overweight grandparents with T2 (very different type of disease). I am supporting this cause, not just for myself, but for those kids! No parent should ever be scared of a diagnosis their child receives. Diabetes has become a huge threat to children these days, and they should know the risks, and how to manage their dianosis.
All that said, 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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Miss Kari Holm