It has been 3 years since Tristen was diagnosed, so let me update you in Tristen's fight with this disease. Tristen is now 9 years old and is active in football, baseball and swimming. He is connected to an insulin pump which makes life with Diabetes somewhat less painful. He no longer has to take insulin through syringes 4x day, we just have to change his pump site every 3 days. It offers more flexibility and blood sugar control. And, of course, Tristen likes the pump much better now that he can eat whenever he wants (no more time schedules)!
Once again 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.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them like Tristen, are 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. Please donate to JDRF. Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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