Hello! This is Eric Puumala. Well, another year has quickly passed and this will be the 3rd year that Eric's Energizers has joined the Walk to Cure Diabetes! I'm in 5th grade and I'm 10 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about two years ago. While it has become a part of everyday life for me, living with type 1 diabetes is no fun! I have to check my blood sugar 8-10 times a day, monitor all the food I eat so I can give myself the right amount of insulin through my insulin pump, and change the site for my pump every 3 days. Even with all of that, I frequently have high or low blood sugars which make me feel miserable. It would be so awesome to find a cure. That is why, once again, Eric's Energizers be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-halfmillion other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $94 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes researchthan 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 asgenerously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!