Welcome to the "Charlie's Super Turtles" Team Page for the JDRF 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes!
Charlie found out in January 2012 that his pancreas has stopped functioning so his body can no longer produce insulin. He now monitors his blood sugar manually and is receiving daily insulin doses with his new pump so he can continue to live an energetic and healthy life.
Charlie is thriving thanks to Medical and Technology innovations made in recent years which make this a very managable condition, but we strongly believe in making additional breakthoughs to allow people like Charlie to live their lives with minimal medical intervention or perhaps someday to achieve a full cure.
JDRF is focused on finding a cure for the form of diabetes that Charlie has (diabetes caused by the immune system going haywire and knocking out pancreas function, which is called "type 1"). The money our JDRF Walk Team raises will go directly to support this life-changing research.
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Did you know that:
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
The JDRF Walk is a fantastic way to make a difference in the millions of lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes.