Hello! 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 children.
Cameron was diagnosed at age 3, she is now 8. Cameron has had to endure receiving insulin shots 3-4 times a day. She has to stick her fingers at least 6 times each day to test her blood sugar.
It has been a struggle trying to keep her blood sugar under control. What makes it especially hard is the fact that she has a sweet tooth. It's hard to have to always say 'No' to most the treats she likes to eat. Even some fruits are too high in 'sugar' for her to truely enjoy.
What really breaks my heart is when she says to me "Mommy, I wish I was still 2 years old because I didn't have diabetes."
It's very sad that with all of the advancements that have been made in the medical field, there still is no cure for Diabetes.
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. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
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