Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
We're taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people's lives until no one has to fear developing this disease. By joining our Walk to Cure Diabetes team and making a donation to JDRF, you'll raise money to help fund critical T1D research and create a world without T1D.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. Every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
The challenge we've set ourselves - to raise money for JDRF and to walk - is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with T1D, which involves a 24/7, unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing and insulin injections to manage the disease.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference by walking with us? Just click on the "Join this Team" button, make a donation, and start fundraising.
Kaelyn was diagnosed at the age of 2. In an instant our whole lives changed. From that day forward Kaelyn's little fingers had to be poked 10-15 times per day to test her blood glucose and she had to receive 4-5 shots per day- that was just to stay healthy. She is now on a pump and wears a CGMS. While the technology is great that means she has to wear two devices on her body 24/7. On a little body that is a lot! She still gets 10-15 "finger pokes" per day in order to keep her healthy and safe. We deal with the blood glucose highs and lows that are unpredictable at this age and are affected by everything from growth hormones to the weather. There are not a lot of carefree moments in the life of a child with Type 1 Diabetes- everything has to be planned and thought out. Our dream is a future without Type 1 Diabetes!
Thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Walk day!