Diabetes current affects more than 350 million people worldwide. In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds with more than 1 million people diagnosed each year.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. T1D usually strikes in childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood, and lasts a lifetime. Just to survive, people with T1D must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump.
I was diagnosed 14 years ago with T1D and have been a longtime supporter of the work to cure this disease. Jill and I have participated in many capacities including the annual JDRF promise ball, community walks and various information/networking sessions with the help of JDRF. The organization has been a tremendous influence on my ability to manage this disease on a daily basis and continues to connect those affected with new and exciting developments to manage and ultimately cure T1D.
We would be so grateful if you helped us to support the JDRF to cure T1D!