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    Hike for Ike

Putting an end to T1D, one step at a time

As I reflect on the fact that we are going on 7 years with Type 1 Diabetes, I am amazed at how far we have come.  Our family has learned to adapt to this way of life and with it more challenges arise.  We've made it through driver's permit, then license and driving alone, the first job, spending a weekend apart, and most recently, the first year away at college!

Technology has advanced and helps with managing T1D.   I've gone from checking Isaac's blood sugar (he can sleep right through it!) 2-3 times a night, to looking at my phone, which displays his blood sugar, and going back to sleep if it is "in target."  It's not perfect and life will never be as seemingly carefree as it was before age 12, but technology, like the Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor) help ease the burden of daily life with T1D.

Now he's learning how to refill all his prescriptions and making sure to bring enough supplies.  Enjoying his first year of college is was like most, he carries a large burden.  He's done it though, he constantly amazes me.  He's faced the challenge of moving to a campus in Vermont and done it with such grace and courage.  He's my hero!

We are participating in the walk on  at Thornton Academy in Saco - to help JDRF fund research that will progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone. 

~Shelley, T1D Mom

"A cure for me would mean not having to worry anymore about where my blood sugar is at.  I could do anything I wanted to, I would feel free.  A cure means being able to enjoy life."

~Isaac Blake

We hope and pray that a cure is found in the very near future.  With your help, we get closer and closer to that goal every day!  Thank you for your support!

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Date and time

September 16, 2018
Check-in: 10:00 AM
Starts: 11:00 AM
Length of walk: 5K


Thornton Academy
438 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072



Christina Foster
Email | (207) 233-0828

Northern New England Chapter
175 Ammon Drive
Suite 201
Manchester, NH 03103