For the second year Aly's Army will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes in Memphis, TN on October 1, 2011.
My granddaughter, Aly is 11 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on March 10, 2010. Since then she has had to prick her fingers 8-10 times a day to test her blood sugar and is attached to an insulin pump 24/7. All of her food has to be weighed, counted or measured before she can eat it and exercise has to be planned for. Even with all the planning there is no guarantees that someday she will not have to deal with the devastating complications that are associated with diabetes including blindness, stroke, amputations, heart disease and kidney failure.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a chronic 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 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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