Diabetes is tough. Did you know that diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined? Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. It's a serious disease and it's not very easy to live with.
I have had diabetes since the age of 11. It has been one of the greatest battles of my life. Exercise makes my blood sugar low. Hormones make them skyrocket. Stress and a simple cold can do so as well. I try my hardest to keep my sugars in check but sometimes my body has a different plan. At time's it's completely out of my control. I have come to a place in my life where I can accept it and take care of myself, but many others struggle. I hope that there can come a time when no child or adult has to deal with this disease. I hope that there comes a day when I don't have to be afraid that if I have children their pancreas may one day stop working and they will have to deal with the same thing. So this isn't for me... it's for the future. Join our team or donate, and join the fight to create a future without diabetes.
Take a minute to educate yourself on the disease. These are a couple of pages that describe type 1 diabetes and debunk some myths surrounding the disease.
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Mr. Marvin Mendoza