Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
We are taking the steps to help achieve JDRF's mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes. We are asking for your support. Now more than ever, EACH of us can make a real difference in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
We walk for Liz who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2009 at age 11. Type 1 Diabetics are insulin dependant. They must count carbohydrates and take insulin for all of the carbs that they eat. Liz took 4 shots a day until she got the insulin pump that she currently wears. It gives her a continual dose of insulin and then gives her additional insulin when she enters the carbs that she's eaten. The pump is connect to her much like a IV. She changes her "site" every 3 days.
Liz must monitor her blood sugar at all times. She checks her blood sugar by pricking her finger several times a day to make sure she stays in the desired blood sugar range.
Liz visits her doctor every 3 months, goes to the Joslin diabetes center to meet with her diabetic nurse, and has an A1C test which is a measure of her blood sugar over the past 3 months.
When we travel, Liz has to bring a lot of medical supplies. Insulin, pump supplies (reservoirs, sites, IV prep, batteries), blood glucose monitor, test strips, ketone test strips, glucagon emerency kit, glucose tabs, back up insulin and syringes in case her pump fails, ...
Staying healthy with T1D is a lot of work. But Liz doesn't let T1D slow her down. This year she's staying busy with the Dance Team, Marching Band, Musical, Show Choir, Concert Band, Concert Choir, and more.
Just click on the ?Join this Team? button, make a donation and begin fundraising. It?s simple, fast and fun!
We will have Team Shirts for the walk. For more information on t-shirts, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the details.
Thank you for your support and see you on Walk day!
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