Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let's Find A Cure!

Some of us may know about or know someone who has type 1 diabetes. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is a foundation committed to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. First off I wanted to let everyone know this is not a paid advertisement. This is something that is very close to my heart because it affects someone very dear and close to me! My 4 year old niece, Arianna. 

She was diagnosed in April 2010. She is a spunky little girl who had to grow up so quickly because of this horrific disease. She was having to have her blood sugar checked numerous times a day by being pricked in the finger, then depending on the number of that having to have even more shots of insulin daily. I can't imagine having to deal with that on a regular basis, let alone a child.

Some great news is that she was recently given an "Artificial Pancreas" which is a pump that gives her insulin through a tube depending on what she eats. Her parents program the box and the pump (artificial pancreas) does all of the work!

Here she is showing off her new pump! :)  

Now to the point of this post! JDRF is hosting a Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 1st.  My family is trying to help raise money for this amazing cause. Even if you can't donate, please visit the site and share some love!  Every little thing counts.  Love you all! I couldn't ask for better readers!

1 comment:

  1. it is so wonderful that this precious little one is blessed with the pump now -- it will make such a huge difference in her and her families life. thank you so much for helping the cure -- i just went over and did a little donation. i hope you reach your goal -- it is such an important cause that effects all so many -- my son included. take care now -- tons of hugs and love to you all and hope your walk is amazing and i am sure it will be!