Maiya was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes on her first birthday, and this September will mark her 5th year of being a diabetic. 5 years in, Maiya is doing great! She understands a little more about her disease, she knows her body doesn't work like others and that she needs insulin to survive. She looks forward to the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes so she can see other kids and adults that are 'just like her'.
While JDRF is a world leader in diabetes research, it also provides individuals touched by type 1 the opportunity to unite with others with a similar passion, and to raise critical funds for research focused on curing, treating and better preventing T1D. In the (almost) 5 years that Maiya has been a diabetic, we have gone from having to test her blood sugar 10-12x per day to just 2x. Maiya wears a continuous glucose monitor that reads her blood sugar every 5 mins - and we can see it on our cell phones while at work. Maiya now wants to try going on a pump. When she heard she could avoid getting insulin via a needle (approx. 5x per day) to wearing something that would mean 1 needle every 3-4 days, she was pretty excited! That will be this girl's next adventure. Advancements like these are why we walk. Yes, we would love a cure - but we also walk to help manage the day-to-day trials and tribulations of this disease.
I know that supporting every charity can be difficult, however, I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider Junior Diabetes Research Foundation as one of your charities this year and sponsor our team in the walk for a cure.
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