Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!
Riddick, my 7 yr old son was dx'ed with type 1 diabetes when he was 26 months old. He is so amazing with his ability to adapt to anything that comes his way. He has been on an insulin pump since shortly after diagnosis. I can't imagine life with out the pump! He has recently added a continuous glucouse monitor to his daily life. This does mean one more thing to always wear, and yes another needle, but it help him control his overall numbers.
Riddick gets his blood glucose tested 8-10 times per day (poor little fingers) and he has a site change every 2-3 days, and changes his cgm every 4 days. He has gotten a lot better about not fighting the sight changes, although it breaks my heart to have him ask, "so why haven't they cured diabetes yet" He recently told me "I don't think I would choose to note have type 1 diabetes if there was a cure, I am too usedto it!" Although that made me smile, we desperatly need a cure!
I walk for my son and all people who are touched with diabetes in their lives, Together we can give Riddick and all the other type 1's hope for the future!