Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Here in the ATC community, we have many people who are directly and indirectly affected this this ailment. This is a great way to get together with a bunch of our favorite people to help out at a great cause. If you can't join us at the walk, feel free to donate so that we can reach our goal!
We're helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) where no one has to fear developing this serious autoimmune disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and/or making a donation to JDRF, you can be part of the effort to improve the lives of millions of people affected by T1D.
In T1D, a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, which is essential to the body’s ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet or lifestyle. Managing T1D requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin.