Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Rachel page!
Thank you for taking the time to read our page!
Rachel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last June. This diagnosis has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. She must test her blood sugar before each meal and at bedtime. She also must get a shot before each meal and at bedtime. Sometimes, it is even more frequent. In her opinion, not being able to eat what she wants, when she wants, is even worse than the shots. We are so proud of how well she is dealing with T1D!
As parents, we wish we could have this disease instead of her. However, we can't, so we are trying to do the next best thing and raise funds to help cure this disease or at least make it easier to live with.
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. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every donation, big or small, from donors like you, allows JDRF to fund the critical research needed to find a cure.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference in your community by joining us? Just click “Join This Team” to become a team member and start fundraising. Or click “Donate to This Team” to make a donation.