I'm participating in JDRF One Walk™ because I know that my fundraising efforts will help improve the lives of millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Including ME! T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to turning food into energy. There is nothing I did to get this. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. I now have to constantly monitor my blood sugar by checking it 6-8x a day! I have to give myself insulin via an insulin pump that I wear 24/7. T1D is a life threatening disease, I have to always be ready for a low or a high blood sugar. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet. Your support of JDRF can help change that. JDRF is the one organization with the plan, influence, and ability to lessen the burden of this disease until it no longer exists.
By donating today, you can help JDRF fund research that impacts the lives of the millions of children including ME, adults, and families challenged by T1D every single day. With your support, we will create a world without T1D and turn Type One into Type None. Thank you.