Cole's Warriors





We will turn Type One into Type None

Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!

Cole was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in September 2013 at the age of 8 years old. This was the day that his world changed forever. Since then, our family has had hours of education and there is so much more we need to learn!  We are so proud of Cole’s attitude and commitment to being healthy. Cole has to prick his finger to check his blood sugar levels about 8 times per day. He is also taking insulin shots 4 times per day and hoping that he will soon graduate to a pump.  He has had to learn which kinds of foods he can eat when his levels are high and when his levels are low. There many times that he has had to cope with challenges like when he is hungry and his levels are too high or too low and he can only have certain foods.  As parents, it is so hard to see his disappointment. It is heartbreaking at times!  But, true to his character, Cole is a “Warrior” and just battles through those tough times. As his parents, we cannot take this disease away from him.  But, one thing we can do, is raise money to find a cure for Cole and all the people who are battling T1D.  We will be his “Warriors” to help researchers find new ways to manage T1D or find a cure!!!


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.

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.

Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

May 10, 2014
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 9:30 AM
Length of walk: 1 mile


Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317



Tori Lemke
Email | (515) 802-3333

Greater Iowa Chapter
3580 EP True Parkway
Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50265