On September 29th, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes in Madsion. Team Tweed walks along with one-half million other walkers across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $89 million.
As many of you know, my family has a personal connection to diabetes through Steph (21) and Tyler (15) who both have Type I. We know first-hand how much work is required to manage diabetes on a daily basis. We walk to raise money for research that will hopefully one day soon find a cure for this disease.
While it is true that there are many amazing technologies that help diabetics manage the disease (insulin pumps and pens, blood glucose meters, etc.), they are not a cure. In order to stay healthy, people with Type I diabetes have to test their blood sugar (=poke a finger) four to seven times a day, count the carbohydrates of everything they eat, enter the carb information into their pump as they eat, and remember to change pokers, insulin reservoirs and infusion sets as needed. Managing diabetes well requires constant effort. It isn't something you can do only when you feel like it.
JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and is making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality! Thanks for your support!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).