Welcome to Team Austin's personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page!
Our family will be taking part in this year's Walk to raise funds for the millions of people living with and affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D).
As many of you know, on March 29th 2013, Austin was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes just 2 days before Easter. Since then our family has come a long way from not having any knowlege of diabetes and having huge fears of what was going to happen. Austin has shown what a strong little boy he truly is, from finger pricking to 4 shots a day he has proven day in and day out that diabetes does not control him, he controls his diabetes! Austin's bravery of pricking his own fingers to test his blood sugar levels and injecting himself, by needle, with insulin has been an inspiration to his family and friends.
For those that do not know or may have some confusion aboutType 1 diabetes , here are a few facts (not to be confused with facts about Type 2 diabetes):
-Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease (it is NOT from eating too much sugar!)
-To stay ALIVE a diabetic must check their blood sugar at least 5 times a day, for those on injections, injecting insulin at least 4 times a day, for those on the pump. change a pump site every 1-3 days, and infuse insulin into their body 24 hours a day.
-Insulin is their lifeline NOT a cure! -Before they can even think about eating, their food must be calculated and count the carbs and calculate the insulin to be dosed.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support us and donate to our Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this devastating, life-threatening disease. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today? Thank you for your support!
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