Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes TEAM AT1 (Adult Type 1) page!
Who is Team Type 1?
We are adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as children, adolescents, young adults, middle-age adults and senior adults.
We are parents who cared for our AT1's when they were young and now love them as they manage type 1 diabetes as adults.
We are friends and significant others of our AT1's still learning the impact is has on daily life.
We are spouses of an AT1 learning to see the signs of low and high blood sugars while trying to understand the toll it takes on them 24/7.
We are children of our AT1's who hope we never have to endure the challenges our parents live with every day.
Together 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!