2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes
We are taking steps to help JDRF achieve its goal of improving the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. By joining our Walk Team and making a donation, you will be helping us to raise funds to directly support research with the greatest potential to conquer this disease.
Calla Rusch, the team captain, has been a type 1 diabetic (T1D) for the last 17 years, since she was 9 years old. She is currently on an OmniPod insulin pump, which controls blood sugars levels better, but still is not a cure for diabetes. She also uses a Dexcom CGM to continuously monitor her blood glucose (sugar) levels.
Many people think type 1 diabetes can be controlled by insulin. While insulin does keep people with type 1 diabetes alive, it is NOT a cure, just a temporary solution. There are many daily challenges for people living with type 1 diabetes, there are many severe, often fatal, complications caused by the disease. Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.
Click here to watch Calla’s story: http://www.youtube.com/iamatype1diabetic
We are motivated by the courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of type 1 diabetes – they are the reason we challenge ourselves to give more, to do more, to achieve more. We challenge ourselves to make a real difference in the lives of those with T1D.
Will you accept the challenge to make a difference? All you need you to do is click on the “Donate” button, make a donation, and pass along to your friends and family. It’s simple, fast, and fun!
All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support and for helping JDRF to create a world without T1D.