Thank you for visiting my web page: Emily's Best Friends and Family (BFF's). This is the 3rd year we are participating in this wonderful walk and I'm excited to start early and exceed previous fundraising goals! I've been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes since February 2012, and my family and I have come a long way since those first few days. Thanks to the many advances in technology and T1D research, now I wear an insulin pump and a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM). I just got the CGM this year, and it's been a big help and relief for myself and for my parents! The CGM allows me to monitor my blood 24/7 and alert me and/or my parents if I am running too high or dangerously low in whatever activity I may be doing (such as during sports like swimming), and more importantly, during the night when I am sleeping. This is helping greatly to avoid dangerous glucose lows (hypoglycemia) as well as helping avoid future long-term complications due to high gluocose levels (hyperglycemia & ketoacidosis). The cool thing is, that this little CGM device would not be in my hands now, if it wasn't for for all the hard work done by JDRF and those in the research community. And to think--- the clinical trial that I was part of last year-- the one specifically testing this CGM device--- is actually the one that helped get this CGM approved thru the FDA! Without JDRF's funding for that clinical trial, this CGM may not be in my life right now.... I am glad this research was made possible, and with advances like this, I am certainly hopeful that a cure is indeed on its way. Please help us continue this hard work by contributing with your donation to this great cause.
Saturday, November 8th, I hope you can join me in this JDRF walk to find the cure and raise awareness. It would be neat to be together and cheer each other along the way. But even if you can't be there with me on that day, you can make a BIG difference by making a donation here. Your support throughout our highs and lows (literally!) means a lot to my family and me. Now your financial support,-- even if a small one,-- we can make a world of difference to everyone who is affected by Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I am hopeful for a cure.... And with your help, we can make this happen.
Thank you so much for your consideration and support!
Emily and Family
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. Please consider donating to help in this great cause. Thank you!