Hello! This is our family's 5th year that we will be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Four years ago, our youngest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is NOT the same as type 2.
T1D cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
Anna's life was quickly changed after she was diagnosed to adapt to a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar level testing and insulin injections to manage the disease and stay alive. She must pay careful attention to diet, exercise, sleep, stress, and other factors that can upset the balance between dangerous blood sugar lows and highs. Despite careful management, the risks of long-term, life-threatening complications such as blindness, nerve damage, high blood pressure, stroke, and organ damage are a constant threat to those living with T1D.
These are the words of our precious 17 year old daughter that lives with the disease everyday:
On September 14, 2009, I got new that literally flipped my world upside down, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.. I have always thought that everything happens for a reason yet I didn't know the reason as to why I got diagnosed. This past year has been hard for me. My blood sugars have been out of control and I couldn't figure out why they were not regular. This whole time I had tried to do all this by myself, but once my blood sugars got out of control I got mad at God as to why he was doing this to me? I then realized that I needed to rely on God and everything will be okay. As I have relied on God my blood sugar has gotten better and even if they are high sometimes I know God will take care of it. And I just want to thank everyone who has helped me through this journey, especially my Mom and my Dad. You both have helped me so much through this journey and I love you so much.
We would love to have you join us for JDRF Walk for a Cure at Shelby Farms. Please register online to join us on October 5th and we would appreciate any and all donations to help find a cure for T1D!
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Mr. Gerald Parmly
Mr. Jody Clayton