Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Page!
Here are some of what I have to do that isn't the greatest:
No less than 5 finger pokes for blood testing AND 4 or more insulin shots every day.
T1D has helped me with my math because I count my carbohydrate intake for every meal and snack, divide the carbs by 15 and then add or subtract any corrective insulin for high or low blood sugar readings.
I visit the school nurse 2-5 times per day for diabetes, which is sometimes when I should be in class.
Sleeping at a friends house is okay in most cases, but some parents are uncomfortable with diabetes. Now that I manage my own shots and testing, this should become less of an issue.
Insulin and some other diabetes stuff is sensitive to heat and cold, so I carry an insulated bag with my supplies. This is a bonus at times when I have a treat that I doesn't want to melt in the summer sun!
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!
Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on Walk day!