Hello all pancreatically challenged and pancreatically challenged supporters!
I'll be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF fund critical research to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until no one has to fear developing the disease.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. 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 largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
At age 10 I was diagnoised with type one diabetes. My cousin Hannah just got diagnosed with type one diabetes a few months ealier who is a yet younger then me my aunt Liz was talking about the symptoms with my mom. 3 months later it was apparent I had diabetes too. I lost a lot of weight and as an already scrawny 10 year old I couldn't bear to loose it. I was eating enough for two full grown adults. Every night I had to have water bottles a granola bar by my bed because I would wake up in a panic to fill my empty stomach. My mom thought I had it, I denied it. She took my finger and use my grandpas old blood sugar kit and it was to high to read! I went to my normal doctor and he got blood work and approved what we already knew. They found my blood sugar was 550. I got a lantus shot (long activing inuslin) and was told I could go home for tonight. Training started the next day at children's hospital. It took a couple days but I learned so much... We caught it early thanks to my cousin, and Mom. The ride has been though, but the support system I have is great!
Thank you for your support!
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