Living with Type 1 Diabetes is difficult to say the least. Within the past 2mths, the lives of myself, my husband, and most importantly our 5 year old son Ben has changed forever. A doctors visit about a cold turned into a 4 day hospital stay with a diabetes diagnosis. We are now maintaining Ben's health by following a carb counting diet, as well as an average of 5 insulin injections daily, along with multiple finger sticks. Ben has been so strong through everything, although my heart still breaks for him.
I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of Ben and millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.