Hello! This year, I'll 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 $89 million.
I have had this disease for 36 years. I have taken insulin shots until I started wearing an insulin pump about 15 years ago. My daily routine involves 5- 6 finger sticks a day in an attempt to try to maintain as tight of control as possible which will decrease the terrible complications of this disease. I do have diabetes but I don't feel diabetes has me.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
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.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
Please donate as you are able.
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Mrs. Gale Smith