Caden Mager





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Join my Posse to fight Type 1 Diabetes!!

One year ago (April 8th) I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  I don't remember much about that day - my mom and dad say I was really sick.  I don't even remember the ambulance ride to the hospital.  I do remember the week before I was diagnosed  - I was really thirsty all the time, tired and had to use the bathroom a lot!  When I came home from the hospital and went back to school, it was a little hard on me to have do all of this extra stuff that my friends did not.  Almost one year later - it has become a normal part of my life and my friends (my posse) are all use to it too!  I am okay with checking my blood in front of them - - sometimes they gather around my BG meter and make guesses on what the number will be!

Even though I am getting used to the finger pokes, changing my pod location for my pump, counting every carb that I eat, and dealing with sometimes having low or high blood sugars  - doesn't mean I like it.  I would love to be like all of my other friends and not have to think about taking juice or glucose tabs with me whenever I leave the house.

That is why I am walking this year to raise money for JDRF - to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes!  Please consider joining our team to raise money or donating to JDRF!  With your help we can turn Type 1 into Type None!



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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



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