This is my son Kyle and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) over five years ago. Since that day in June 2007, he has endured more pokes, either shots of insulin or finger sticks to check his blood sugar, than any person should have to endure. Imagine "poking" yourself 7 to 10 times a day. THIS IS LIFE for all people diagnosed with T1D. As a person with T1D, counting carbs, taking into consideration activity levels throughout the day and stress levels are constantly on your mind.
Kyle is one of over 3 million people in the United States living with T1D. Each year approximately 80 people per day are diagnosed with T1D in the United States. In fiscal year 2011, JDRF spent more than $168 million on Research and Education programs. "JDRF-funded research encompasses T1D at every life-stage: stopping its progression in people who are newly diagnosed; reversing it in those who have lived with the disease for years; avoiding or reversing complications; and preventing the disease in people at risk and for future generations." Your dollars are helping to find a cure!
Now more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality. IMAGINE "poking" yourself 7 to 10 times a day. IMAGINE A CURE!!!
We will be walking in the Madison JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes on September 23, 2012. If you are interested, please do whatever you can, join my team, fundraise, or make a donation on Kyle's behalf. However you choose to help, we are so grateful! All of those who live with T1D 24/7/365 are thankful for your support and help in their lives!
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