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.
On May 16, 2011 our lives changed forever - Joey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He will have to take insulin for the rest of his life - unless a cure is found. Right now, he will have to get an injection of insulin with each meal and at bedtime. He will also have to prick his finger tips to test his glucose before each injection and as needed throughout the day. He began giving his own shots one week after diagnosis. At one month, he feels confident enought to do it almost completely on his own. He is able to count his carb intake and figure out his insulin dose. He is an amazing 11 year old and we are very proud of him but we hate that he has to deal with this for the rest of his life and are really hoping for a cure! It's possible that in six months, or a year, he could be fitted for a pump which would relieve the necessity of the shots, but not the finger pricks.
Wouldn't it be great if we were being fitted for an artificial pancreas instead? Researchers are making great strides in that direction but research takes money.
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. For at least that one day, they will look around and see all the support they have from their friends, family and community. On Walk Day, everyone can have fun and celebrate how much closer to a cure we are because of their efforts.
Each member of our team is already hard at work in their fundraising. If you have taken time to visit our team page today, we ask that you consider making a donation or joining our team. To make a team donation, click on the "Donate" button at the top of this page or if you would like to make your gift to one of the team members please click on their name below. To join our team, click the join team link below.
Thank you. Together, we will cure type 1 diabetes and its complications!
|Joe's Journey to a Cure||Raised|
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Your contribution and fundraising makes sure those with T1D live healthier lives today, and someday, a life free of T1D. Wyatt, a JDRF Youth Ambassador says:
Take the first step and be a hero to someone with T1D!