Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Most of yall know that on December 28th 2012, we had taken Keanna to the doctor because she had lost over 10 lbs, was drinking excessively and going to the bathroom frequently. At the doctor she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was sent to Texas Childrens Hospital, she spent the first 2 days in PICU with 2 IVs, and the next 3 days she spent in the hospital as well, learning as they call it "our new normal" Each day she now has to test her sugar atleast 6x and has to have insulin injected via an insulin pump everytime she eats. We have to constantly monitor her blood sugar levels, count carbohydrates and weigh everything she eats. Type 1 diabetes is a constant life long battle that REALLY needs a cure!
Please take a moment to watch Keanna's video that she made at http://slide.ly/view/3e8f0f6ca34c83bb6096f52eb56e8585
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!