Imagine for a moment having your life depend on making sure you accurately calculate the amount of carbohydrates before every meal you eat? Sound exhausting, tedious, stressful, annoying? It is.
This is the reality for Ryan and millions of people living with type 1 diabetes. Before digging into a savory plate of food they must calculate the number of carbohydrates about to be consumed, and then inject themselves with the right amount of insulin. Exercise, stress, colds, and even seasonal changes need to be factored into managing this disease properly as well. It is a exhausting daily routine of balancing blood glucose levels and insulin injections.
JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide. JDRF is making progress in many promising areas towards better treatments and ultimately a cure.
We would love to have you join our team and/or make a donation to JDRF by donating to one of the participants listed below.