We are raising money for JDRF to transform the lives of the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
My daughter, Sasha has been living with T1D since she was 9 years old.
When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Managing the disease is a constant struggle that involves monitoring your blood-sugar level, administering insulin, and carefully balancing these insulin doses with your eating and activity. It’s especially challenging during sports activities. Sasha loves volleyball and is on the Newton South volleyball team with practices or games almost every day. Even with a strict regimen, people with T1D may still experience dangerously high or low blood-glucose levels that can, in extreme cases, be life threatening.
With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
Scientific advances are being turned into therapies that are changing the course of T1D. And together, we have the power to drive these therapies to market as quickly as we can.
By donating, you support life-changing research that helps people with T1D live healthier and longer, until a cure is found.
Your support makes it all possible.