The JDRF One Walk® aims to raise money that will help create a better future for the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
With T1D, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity.
I am the team captain for Sugarcoated, and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 21. I don't have a family history of diabetes. No one really knows why my pancreas stopped working. But it did. And it has greatly affected my life. When I was admitted to the hospital with a blood sugar of 690 on April 24, 2009, I shouldn't have been alive much less standing. I like to think my body is fighting for me even if it is ultimately the one that failed me. But I can't win this fight alone.
Living with T1D means there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
By donating or joining our JDRF One Walk® team today, you’ll help fund research to improve the lives of everyone challenged by T1D (including me!). With your support, JDRF will turn Type One into Type None.
Read more about my story here: https://sugarcoatediabetes.com/2017/03/15/will-you-help-me-find-a-cure-for-type-1-diabetes/
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).