Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure. My daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed when she was in middle school, and it has definitely changed her life! She has to poke her finger to draw blood 5-7 timees a day, plus taking insulin shots with every meal and before bed every night. She feels awful when her blood sugar is high and could go into a coma if her blood sugar goes too low. It's a balancing act every day, and one day is never the same as the next! This picture of Danielle was taken at our first JDRF Walk at UNR here in Reno.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you. Danielle is hoping to get a pump to distribute insulin to replace the injections she takes with each meal. How wonderful it would be if they can perfect an artificial pancreas or find a cure - this is why fundraising for JDRF is so important!
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
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