Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year’s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
As some of you are already aware my daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed July 26, 2012. Danielle is 7 yrs old and is having a hard time understanding this life changing diagnosis. On May 3, 2013, Danielle was put on an insulin pump. It has made a huge difference in our life and makes dealing with diabetes a little easier. We have to do finger pricks at least six times a day, but we only change her pump site every 2 to 3 days. This is not a cure, just her life support. The pump is amazing, however, we do need to check her more often. While on a pump you can go into DKA alot faster than you do with injections, because she has no background insulin. We are learning to cope as a family and we have our good days as well as bad ones. Danielle has been extremely courageous during this new chapter in her life and is truely my hero.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of 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?