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.
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.
At age 25, I was officially diagnosed with type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes. 2 weeks after my diagnoses, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. As you can imagine, I had a lot on my plate and a lot of worries. At age 29, my children lost their father in Afghanistan. For me, the research, treatments, and advancements made on type 1 diabetes is important. Everyday, I worry and hope that my children won't lose another parent so soon and so early in their lives. With this in mind, I am taking an active role this year in promoting this cause.
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|