Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
As you know, Caleb was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes when he was 3 ½ years old, as a result he will be insulin-dependent for the rest of his life. His daily routine consist of stringent planning with checking his blood glucose levels, calculating and measuring his food consumption, and administering insulin in order to keep his blood glucose levels within acceptable range. We check his glucose levels 8-10 times a day with finger pricks and change his insulin pump set every other day. He is poked and prodded while at school, at play and even during his sleep.
There are many devastating diseases in our world right now, and that saddens us. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. Our hope is that by the time Caleb reaches high school he will no longer have to endure all the finger pricks, carb counting, and having an insulin pump attached to his body 24/7.
Please understand we are not trying to have a pity session. We truly believe that out of every difficulty comes something good. As parents, it’s our instinct from the moment our kids are born to protect them from any harm. We must do everything in our power to help find a cure for him. It’s our mission to avoid the heart and kidney disease, blindness, amputation, and early death that is a reality for many people with diabetes.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.” We will be walking as a team in honor of Caleb named “Caleb’s Crew”. This year’s walk will be held on this Saturday, November 9th at Balboa Park!
Please consider sponsoring one of our walkers and/or our team in honor of Caleb, Caleb's Crew.
As always, THANK YOU for your continued love and support of Caleb!
The Cullen Family
Shawn, Nancy, and Caleb
|Denotes a Team Captain|
Jere and Mariann Swader
Miss Alyssa Reyna
Miss KiKi Reyna
Mr. Caleb Cullen
Mrs. Janice Cullen
Mrs. Lyann Kemal
Mrs. Nancy Cullen
Ms. Virginia M Reyna
Paul and Jeri Randall
Tony & LuVonne