Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We are team Let's Dia-BEAT This! It is our goal to raise both awareness of this disease, and the necessary funding is takes to research a cure.
We are walking for Sophia, who was diagnosed November 29, 2013 at just 3 years old. Like many other children, her carefree life was, in a sense, taken from her by this diagnosis. She will now have to be forever mindful of how hard she plays, how much she eats, and how far from her supplies she runs.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
Please support our team by donating whatever you can! $1, $2, $3, $20. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.
WALK with us!! Click: “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. SUPPORT us!! Click: “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.