Diabetes is very personal for me. As a kid I watched my Pap (grandfather) give himself insulin shots. Back then I never gave much thought to my Pap being a diabetic. My sisters and I would visit him at work, pull weeds in his garden, or hop in the back seat for a ride to the ice cream shop. He was always active and in good health. I eventually had to learn to give insulin shots to my Papa (father). Despite being diagnosed with diabetes over twenty years ago, he manages well with the insulin, is in good health, and his kidneys still operate at 70 percent. I guess if there is a good side to diabetes, I have been lucky enough to see it.
Unfortunately the complications from diabetes are very severe. Diabetes can cause damage to the heart, eyes, kidneys, and blood vessels. That is why supporting JDRF is so important. With research, education, and treatment, we can improve the lives of those with diabetes until there is a cure.
Join the walk on October 6th or donate to my walk team--The CUre Crew. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
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