My name is Max Jahnke. I'm 8 years old and in second grade at Rush Creek Elementary School in Maple Grove. I love playing sports - especially football, basketball and soccer. My favorite football teams are: Vikings, Chargers, Texans, and Ravens. I also like Jay Cutler from the Chicago Bears because he has diabetes like me.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes December 2, 2011 when I was in kindergarten. I test my blood sugar 6 to 8 times a day and take insulin shots four times a day. If you do the math that's over 3,000 insulin shots so far and counting!
This is my third year participating in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. My entire family is walking with me as part of Team Nuveen!
Thanks for visiting my page and for your donation to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes! (When we do find a cure, I really hope it tastes like bubble gum!)