Well since you are getting this email it means the myth of "he'll outgrow it" is not true. Along with many other myths or non-truths about type 1 diabetes. There is no tree bark that grows on the north side of a tree in Africa to cure type 1.
There is however a lot of research going on and a lot of new technology to help type 1's be safe and have more freedom. They exist due in part to the research that your donations help fund. Alex acquired one of those technologies in July. It is the "cgm" (continuous glucose monitor). The cgm reads his blood sugar every 5 minutes and sends the data to a receiver that looks like a small ipod and it tells him if his sugar is going up or down so he can better calculate what to do. If he drops to fast or is going low and alarm goes off and it seems to be loud enough to wake Doug and I, but not Alex:)
We'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is difficult and life threatening.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to our personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help us make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
If you would like to join us for the walk please sign up for Alex's Army.
Thank you for your support!
Alex, Laura & Doug Popp
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