Type I Diabetes generally affects children up to age 18 (although I was diagnosed when I was 23).
Insulin is required to treat Type I Diabetes (at one point, I was taking 3 or more injections per day).
Insulin Pumps can be used instead of these injections (I wear mine 24/7, but still have to deal with inserting a needle 1-2 times per week).
Blood testing is required on a daily basis (I don't test as often as I should, but my goal is 4 times a day).
Diabetes is a life threatening disease that can cause many complications such as blindness, heart disease, amputations, and kidney failure (I am thankful that I haven't had any related symptoms. I visit my endocrinologist 4 times a year to monitor my health).
There is no cure for Type I Diabetes (I've had it for almost half my life- I know, it's a LONG time).
So, I'm obviously very intested in supporting research to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
I'm pleased to announce that I have created a Team for Lamppost Pizza and we will be supporting JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes again this year! Your donation to JDRF can contribute to making a cure a reality (and I'd be especially grateful)!!!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).