Whenever Makenna see's a shooting star she states out loud, "I wish I didn't have Diabetes". This breaks our hearts. Dreams can come true, right?
The nitty gritty...
Imagine these numbers: 4,000 finger pokes a year. And 175 injections in relation to insulin pumps and sensors. That is a lot for a child. In addition, Makenna spends a good portion of her life feeling high or low.
As a parent, remember the days you checked your sleeping infant in fear of SIDS. This is our daily fear, that she will become low without us knowing. Not a pleasant thought but a true possiblity when dealing with insulin. The same insulin that saves her life every day is not as predictable as one would think.
The JDRF is working/ funding research into a "smart insulin" that the body would only take what it needs, elimatinating hypoglycemia (low blood sugars). They are also working on developing a pump that would be able to pump in a hormone that would elevate the blood sugar as it sensed it was getting too low.
Both of these new technologies would be life changing for us!!
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes - they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? All we need you to do is click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and begin fundraising. It?s simple, fast, and fun!
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