Why I'm Walking In The JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes This Weekend...
This weekend, I am participating in the 2018 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The JDRF Walk is always personal for me.
For those who don’t know, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was just 6 years old.
Type 1 Diabetes doesn’t mean that I can’t eat sugar – contrary to popular belief.
This is my insulin pump. I wear it 24/7. This device helps keep me alive.
T1D is an autoimmune disease that prevents my pancreas from making insulin, meaning I have to use an insulin pump to control my blood sugar (Read more here: https://www.jdrf.ca/who-we-are/type-1-diabetes/ )
My insulin pump keeps me alive, but it doesn’t prevent future complications of Type 1 Diabetes, or cure it.
Canadian-Country singer George Canyon is also a Type 1 Diabetic. You can read more about George’s story here - https://www.jdrf.ca/blog/george-canyon-on-life-with-t1d/
I’ve tested my blood sugar over 25,000 times, and I’ve given myself countless needles. It has gotten easier over the years, but it’s still something I live with, and have to worry about, every day. But, it hasn’t gotten in my way of achieving my goals.
Once again this year, my family will be walking at the 2018 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. We’re not only raising awareness, but we’re raising funds to help cure T1D.
If you are able, I would greatly appreciate if you could donate to our walk this year!
It’s happening this Sunday, June 10th at Queen Juliana Park.
The link to donate online is below:
(Search “Fueled By Insulin” or “FBI” in the search bar, and you’ll find our team)
Thank you in advance for your support! I really appreciate it.
Rebecca Lafrance - Midday Announcer/Music Director
Ottawa’s New Country 94