Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the 32nd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes! Our team is Running with Grace!
Grace was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on August 9th, 2010. Type 1 is when a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing it requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. The diagnosis was a huge change for Grace and our family. Every move of every day has to be figured into her blood sugar counts- exercise, eating, etc.
Today, Grace is on an insulin pump. This means that she constantly wears a device that is either inserted into her bum or her tummy and gives her around the clock insulin. She wears it to bed, playing sports, to school...everywhere except in water. This has been so awesome. No more do we have to give her 6-7 shots a day. Instead we change the site of the pump every 2-3 days. A lot less pokes! She still has to test her blood sugar several times a day (10-14), and make sure she boluses (gives herself insulin) 20 minutes before each meal. She also wears a CGM. This stands for Continual Glucose Monitory. It is another device inserted into her tummy that sends her blood sugar numbers to a device. We can then read the device and know her range of number without testing her, plus it tells us if she is going up or down, and it alerts to lows and highs. It has brought us so much more control over this disease!
It has been three years since Grace's diagnosis and although she is managing this disease AWESOMELY...we still want a cure! YOU CAN HELP!
Last year we had over 50 members on our team and raised over $8,200 dollars.
This year our goal is $10,000. Please either join our team or donate to the cause. We would love to see you out there!
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.
JDRF is working every day to change that. And, as the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research, every dollar JDRF directs toward its research plan comes from donors like you.
Thank you for your support!
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