Please join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
Welcome to my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes personal fundraising page! I am supposed to tell my story here, and most of this 'letter' was the written for me. So, bear with me.
I'm joining this year's Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of millions of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The money I raise will help JDRF advance its strategic research plan to end T1D.
T1D is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Managing the disease requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. 'But, it is not a death sentence either. Having diabetes has not prevented me from doing anything. I am sure that I am healthy today because of diabetes, not despite being diabetic.'
Please support my commitment and donate to my Walk fundraising efforts today. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. 'I left that last statement in this letter so I could comment on it. Diabetes is NOT a life-threatening unless the patient is a complete idiot or refuses to accept the fact he/she has to has diabetes. DIABETES IS COMPLETELY MANAGEABLE. Manage it with your doctor and CDE and appreciate and enjoy life. Thanks and take care-Greg'