This year, my family will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with other walkers nationwide.
My husband was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), when he was 13 years old. Today, he wears an insulin pump that delivers insulin to his body 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unfortunately, the insulin pump is not a cure, it is only a Band-Aid. Randy still has episodes when his sugar gets too high or too low. Fortunately, I have learned to look for the subtle clues in his behavior and appearance to identify when he is having an episode when he has not realized it yet.
Randy's goal is to be complication-free every day. To not let the daily burden of T1D overcome him. There are no breaks from T1D. Financially, personally, emotionally, and, of course, physically.
Until there is a cure.
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. My two children are participants in a research study funded by JDRF called TrialNet. We are truly grateful that your donations will help fund this research study that may prevent my children from developing type 1 diabetes.
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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