Nearly ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. While I am happy and healthy, this disease has significantly altered the course of my life. Nearly every waking hour, I draw blood from my fingers to monitor my sugar. I give upwards of five injections a day. Every year, I visit a retinologist to make sure I haven't started to go blind. Four times a year, my endocrinologist finely brushes different areas of my feet to ensure I haven't lost any sensation. My blood sugar has been low enough to cause me to seize, and high enough to make my muscles begin to waste away. It is a constant struggle and it is A LOT of work. Despite this challenge, I will continue to fight, because I believe, one day, there will be a cure.
Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!
|Denotes a Team Captain|