Welcome to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Sarah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was only 4 years old. Seven years later, she enjoys singing and acting and has even had a small part in a civil war documented that aired on PBS. She is also a social butterfly who loves sleepovers and outings with friends. In order to go on these outings without us, she has had to learn to manage this disease on her own. She has to calculate the carbohydrates in her food to determine how much insulin to take. She has to make decisions on how much insulin to take when her bg is high or how to treat a bg when she is low. She even learned to change her pump infusion site this year! Did you know that diabetes is the only disease where almost all care and dosage is left up to the person or their family? This is a lot of anyone, especially a child, to deal with.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. Type 1 Diabetes a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it, and at present, no cure. The goal of JDRF is to turn Type One into Type NONE. They do this through advocacy and partnering with strong academic and industry leaders to fund research to help improve the life of those with Type 1 Diabetes and to find a cure.
You can help support Sarah and the mission of JDRF by joining our walk team and/or making a donation. We'll see you at the walk!
Your donation will count towards the team's fundraising total. In addition, please give credit to the person that asked for your support to recognize them for their efforts in creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).