Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. We walk for Brooklyn (as pictured during last year?s walk) and all of the other children & adults who are affected by this disease and hoping for a cure.
Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. In this type of diabetes, a person's pancreas produces little or no insulin. Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body's own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with type 1 diabetes must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.
At this point, type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease, meaning you never outgrow it. However, JDRF is doing everything in its power to find a cure and also produce treatments that improve people's lives as soon as possible.
If you have not donated and wish to any amount is appreciated and will help Brooklyn and everyone with this disease come closer to finding a cure.
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Amy & Jeff Gill
Mrs. Samantha C Schoettle
Mrs. Stephanie M Martinson