I'm participating in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year's Walk in High Point to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), including me! Diabetes has been a huge part of my life for the past 19 years, but it doesn't have to be if a cure is found!
My daily diabetes routine is to check my blood sugar 8-10 times per day, give insulin every time I eat, calculate how many carbohydrates that I am eating, and change my pump site every 3 days. If I want to exercise, I have to first plan ahead about an hour to adjust my insulin, make sure my blood sugar is within target, and then make sure I am carrying enough food with me in case my blood sugar goes low while I am exercising. If I am sick or stressed, I also have to figure out how that will effect my blood sugars. I am sharing this information not so that you feel sorry for me for the stuff I have to do to stay in control of my diabetes, but so that you can get a better insight into the daily life of a diabetic. Any donation you can give will go a long way in helping to find a cure!
When I was pregnant with my son Zane (now 2.5 years old), my diabetes played a big part. I really got a better understanding how important it was to be in very tight control - not only for myself, but for my son too! Now that I am pregnant again, I really want to be in the best health I can be, not only to deliver a healthy baby, but to be around for a long time after to see them grow up!
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for me and the millions of other people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?