Hello! In April of 2010 our granddaughter Amiyah was dianosed with Type 1 diabetes, this was shortly before her 4th birthday, she is now 8. Amiyah is now insulin dependent and will be for the rest of her life. In addition to having to take her blood many times day and night, everything she eats has to be weighed, measured and counted so that we know how much insulin she needs. Amiyah now is on the pump! She is such a brave little girl, sometimes I think she handled this alot better then I have. We still have not been able to control her blood sugars yet, but at least with the pump we no longer have to inject her with needles 4 - 6 times a day!! With being on the pump, Amiyah only has to change sites every 3 days which is so much better then having 4-6 shots a day!
This is the 4nd year that I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 14th at the Milwaukee Zoo.
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
We appriciate anything you can do to help us raise money for a cure!