Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
I’m back to being a captain and a walker after skipping a year.I really missed the walk and fundraising last year.As many of you know I have been participating either with a corporate team or as a Family Team Captain since 2008.Having Gestational Diabetes while I was pregnant with Ginny really brought the issue home.My mom has Type 2 Diabetes and all of this makes me at higher risk in the future.You say, “But Andrea, this is Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, for finding a cure to Type 1 Diabetes; so why are you participating with them in fundraising?”, because JDRF shares any information with all other researchers.Any steps they make with Type 1 could be of help to Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes patients.Also, after going through 4 blood sugar checks a day, and watching the effects that even the tiniest changes to the amount of water I drink, or food I ate take effect on those levels, I cannot imagine trying to keep my child at healthy levels.Kids get busy and forget to drink water, they decide they don’t really want something to eat, there is a treat at school, and all of these things could put a child with Type 1 Diabetes at risk. It must take special courage for these parents to get through every day.Let’s help them by finding a cure!
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease.