On October 25th 2013 our son Grayden's life changed forever. Grayden was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Our lives were forever changed. We had a 4 day crash coarse on how to keep our crazy alive. Grayden's body depends on the insulin we give him. Everyday he has 4-8 shots of insulin and up to 24 finger pokes to test his blood sugar.
T1D is a complicated and overwhelming disease. We get up every 1-2 hours nightly, afraid that his blood sugars will go low and he can slip into a diabetic coma. We count every carb he eats to ensure he stays in range. Even with Dex (Continuous Glucose Monitor) we still face daily highs and lows of the horrible disease. We need a cure!
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!