Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D.
My name is Savannah and I am 4 years old. I was diagnosed with T1D on March 16, 2014. It's only been a short time, but already my life has changed a lot. I can no longer eat whenever I want or have the same snacks my sisters do. I have to check my blood sugar 5 times a day and get 4 shots of insulin everyday! I don't really like the shots, but my mom says I will have to do this the rest of my life.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
I am fighting hard and this will not stop me! I am going to do everything and anything I want with my life! I may have to do it differently, but I can do it. I have the love and support of my family and friends.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.