Welcome to the Team Michael 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.
Once again we would like to invite you to join us in our fundraising efforts on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Team Michael will participate in this year’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Empire City Casino in Yonkers on October 6th. You can help support JDRF by making a donation to fund research to find the cure, or you can join us for the walk.
Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease that may also increase one’s chances of developing related autoimmune disorders. Since becoming Diabetic, Michael is also diagnosed with celiac disease. Thanks to the vigilance of Michael’s doctors, this disease was caught quickly. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body’s own antibodies damage the lining of the small intestine. Nutritional deficiencies and organ damage will follow if the disease is undetected or is not treated. Gluten (in wheat, barley, rye, and malt) is the trigger for this autoimmune reaction. A completely gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease. Since April 2012 Michael has been on a gluten free diet.
Michael amazes us with how well he handles it all. Testing his blood sugar, utilizing his insulin pump, counting carbs and adapting to a gluten-free diet has not prevented Michael to do anything he wants to do. As we walk this year, our wish is that we can improve the treatment for Michael and all those living with diabetes so that they can lead long, healthy lives free of complications caused by this serious disease.
The money Team Michael raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
If you have taken time to visit our team page today, then 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!
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Cathy & Chris Soukas
Maura & Richard Moneymaker
Mr. Michael Monroe
Mrs. Alanna Juan
Mrs. Kathy A LaRocco
Sharon and Steve Memis
The Dunne Family
The Griffiths Family