Hello! Again this year, the Bixby family and friends will 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 $94 million.
Diabetes personally impacted our lives when our youngest daugter Katherine was diagnosed in early January, 2011, only two days after her 4th birthday.
We've learned a lot in the past two years. Managing diabetes is a constant balancing act between the carbs she eats and the insulin she needs to process the carbs. It is literally an hour-by-hour assessment of her food, activity level and current blood sugar level. She endures 8 - 10 finger pokes a day to check her blood sugar, leaving her fingers calloused, and at least 5 insulin injections a day. It breaks our heart to have to give shots in those tender little arms!
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
You can help Katherine in any or all of the following ways: 1) Donate to our team, Katherine's Quest 2) Join us for the walk at the Mall of America at 7am on February 23, 2013 and 3) Pray for Katherine and for a cure!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).