Join me in the fight to create a world without type 1 diabetes!
On Jan. 4, 2010, our grandson Evan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This day changed our family's life forever. Type 1 diabetes has no cure. Many people believe that insulin is a cure, but it is not. Type 1 diabetes needs constant attention. To stay alive, people with T1D must take multiple insulin injections daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump. Each day, every day, for the rest of Evan's life, he will have to carefully monitor food and insulin intake, as well as exercise to maintain a careful balance and avoid high or low blood sugar reactions that can be life-limiting or life threatening.
Our family is taking part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on May 10, 2014 in DePere, WI. You can make a personal donation by simply visiting our personal fundraising page at walk.jdrf.org or by sending a check made payable to JDRF. By doing so, you will help make a difference in the life of Evan and the millions of people living with T1D. The money we raise will go to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.
Thank you for your support of our grandson and the millions of people living with T1D.