Team Captains: Philip Brady, Mikey Porter, Chris Perry, Peyton Burnett
WOW! We are WAY over our goal! THANK YOU team!
We sold 130 awareness t-shirts! Thank you for the support.
JDRF Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Saturday, September 27, 2014
5 K (3.1 mile)
10 am start time (registration starts at 9 am)
Long Branch Park, 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail, Liverpool, NY (north end of Onondaga Lake Park)
JDRF is the leading organization working to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR CRITICAL JDRF RESEARCH!
T-Shirt Order #2 will be placed on FRIDAY, 10/3!
PURCHASE A TEAM T-SHIRT FOR $10.00 AND RAISE AWARENESS FOR T1D YEAR-ROUND
Performance fabric in royal blue, the awareness color for diabetes. Cool custom design on front and back. Adult and youth sizes. Wearing one supports Philip and all Type Ones and educates those around you. It doesn't get better than this! Contact JLBRADY@twcny.rr.com today to place your order by Fri. 10/3. We will get shirts to you!
Philip was diagnosed with T1D in 2012. He uses an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Philip pricks his finger to test his blood glucose level about 6 - 8 times a day - before snacks or meals, before exercising, before bedtime and anytime he feels 'off'. He must carry diabetes supplies and snacks to treat low blood sugar everywhere he goes. Philip calculates the number of carbohydrates in everything he eats and takes insulin to 'cover' those carbs.
Here are some words from Philip:
"Type 1 Diabetes is tough, but manageable with a good amount of effort. T1D won't hold you back from doing whatever you want to do as long as you are careful and cautious. I don't let it stop me. I play many sports. I go places with my friends and on trips with my family. Sometimes I have a bad day and I wish I could take a break from all of the diabetes things I have to do. I hope that JDRF can make that possible someday soon. Until then I am thankful for the help and support I get from my family, friends, doctors, teachers, school nurses and coaches. Events like this JDRF walk are important because they raise money that goes toward research projects that will find a cure for T1D. I would like to come out and say thank you to everybody who is joining the team or making a donation. It means so much to me that people care enough about me and T1D to do this. I have had diabetes for about two and a half years, which might not seem like very long, but it has changed my life. T1D has helped me to grow as a person so much, you cannot imagine. It has taught me how to adapt to certain situations, and how to work hard to be successful. I have also met many inspiring people with Type 1 Diabetes along the way including Sam Fuld (Major League baseball player), Bret Michaels (rock star) and other kids, older AND younger, who I can say I look up to. I guess you could say for me that T1D has overall been OK, but I know that there are people who are struggling with controlling it. Just thinking about that makes me want to find a cure even more."
WHAT IS TYPE ONE DIABETES?
Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an auto immune disease where a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to turn food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and it is not caused by diet or lifetyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin in order to stay alive. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
An estimated 3 million people in the United States have type one diabetes. About 80 people per day are diagnosed every day. Many F-M children, adults and families face the daily challenges of managing type 1 diabetes.
Know the warning signs of type 1 diabetes, which include: extreme thirst; frequent urination; drowsiness or lethargy; sugar in urine; sudden vision changes; increased appetite; sudden weight loss; fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath; heavy, labored breathing; stupor; and unconsciousness.
JDRF'S RESEARCH APPROACH - FUNDED BY DONORS LIKE YOU
CURE: To cure type 1 diabetes and remove the disease from the lives of our loved ones.
TREAT: To develop better ways to treat type 1 diabetes allowing people to live better, healthier lives.
PREVENT: To prevent type 1 diabetes from occurring in those most susceptible.
Highlights for 2014 include:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TEAM PHILIP (F-M vs. T1D)!