Hi, my name is Sydney Weeter, and welcome to Team Sydney’s page! :)
Let me start by explaining what Type One Diabetes (T1D) is. T1D is an autoimmune disease where a person’s pancreas stops producing a chemical called insulin. It happens to people (children and adults) suddenly and changes the life that they know, forever. There is no cure…Yet!
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic research plan to cure T1D!
This is my story: I was diagnosed with T1D in 2009, I was 7 years old. I was going into a regular scheduled check-up, the doctor came out of the room and told my mom that we needed to go to the emergency room ASAP, they thought I had T1D. As you can imagine that had a HUGE effect on my life, the new things I had to deal with (testing my BG, insulin shots, carb counting, treating highs and lows, and etc.) were scary for me. I didn’t understand these things and I thought I never would.
Life changes however :) After I was diagnosed for a year, I finally got my Insulin Pump! This made my life a lot easier; it helped me mange my diabetes a lot better. The same year I decided I wanted to pursue my dream with horses and start English Equestrian Jumping. Being diabetic doesn’t stop me from doing the things I enjoy!
I’m 12 now and I manage my diabetes like it’s nothing! I put in my own port sites and I count my carbs by myself. Finger pricking? It’s like a second nature along with everything else I have to do to maintain my T1D.
That’s my story, and I hope you enjoyed learning about it. Now, since JDRF is the only global organization with a research plan to cure T1D, every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you! :) So, press on the “Join this team” or "Donate to this Team" button, make a donation and help JDRF find a cure for people like me. :)
Thanks for listening….no wait…reading, my story and helping us cure T1D!
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