Jacob Smith





  • At the Step Out Walk for Diabetes

    At the Step Out Walk for Diabetes

Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!

Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!  My name is Jacob.  I am 8 years old and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on June 1, 2012.  In order to take care of my diabetes, I have to poke my finger to check my blood sugar at least 6 times a day (and night because diabetes never sleeps).  I use an insulin pump so I hardly ever have to have a shot but I still get plenty of other pokes.  My pod (the device that gives me insulin) is stuck to me for 2-3 days at a time and gives me insulin slowly throughout the day through a small cannula inserted under my skin and extra insulin whenever I eat something.  I also wear a device called a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), which alarms if my blood sugar gets too high or too low (this gives my parents a lot of sanity and has helped save my life many times since I got it).   My CGM sensor is also inserted under my skin but I wear it for 2 weeks at a time.  I wish I didn't have to have stuff stuck to me 24/7.  It is really hard on my skin.  I don't like having diabetes, but I'm a tough kid so I do what I have to do.  

This year, I'm walking again because I'm hoping someday, there will be a cure for diabetes.  I can't wait until the day when I can say I USED to have Type 1 Diabetes. Even though I do ok with it, I wish I didn't have to live with diabetes the rest of my life.  I hope you'll join me for my walk and if you can't join me, I hope you'll donate.  Even a small donation helps!  

Please watch my video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RkjNk2tZ4&sns=em

Thanks for your support!

Jacob Smith


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Date and time

February 22, 2014
Registration: 7:30 AM
Starts: 8:30 AM
Length of walk: 1 hour-no set distance


Mall of America
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425



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