Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
This year, I'll once again be participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, October 27th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006 (age 22), just after graduating from college, and my sister (Jessica) was diagnosed 5 years before me in 2001 (age 7). By supporting our team, you will be helping to fund JDRF's research to end T1D for people like my sister and I and prevent others from developing this chronic disease.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where a person's pancreas stops producing insulin (insulin acts as a "key" that pulls energy from food for your body). Once a person develops T1D, they must take insulin daily through either an insulin pump or multiple injections for the rest of their life. T1D is a balancing act - trying to level out the amount of sugar (via carbohydrates) and insulin in your system at all times is an ever-changing, and, therefore, extremely challenging, constant job. T1D cannot be prevented and there is no cure (yet!).
The Juvenile Diabetes Reseach Association (JDRF) is the largest non-governmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and expensive, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and and my team ("Beatin' the Beetus") by choosing to donate to my Walk fundraising campaign (or join my team!)! You can make a difference in the battle against type 1 diabetes! You can help us find a cure!
*To learn more about life with T1D, you can search #DOC on Twitter and visit some of those people's blogs, or visit my blog at http://jenjengtplusd.blogspot.com/
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