Sugar mama or Sugar daddy
Welcome to my fundraising page!
In the last year I have become aware of personal family members and close friends who face diabetes morning, noon, night, all day, every day. Some with Type 1 and others with type 2.
Diabetes isn't just about 'sugar' levels. It has to do with the way the body breaks down carbs and converts it to glucose that combines with insulin so it creates energy. If there is no/low available insulin, the glucose isn't converted to energy.
Elevated glucose over a period of time causes kidney damage and/or eye damage, neuropathy, and increased risk of stroke. Type 2 diabetes can reduce life expectancy by 10 years and there are many ways to prevent developing type 2 diabetes: diet, exercise, blood pressure control, etc.
However, Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, reduces life expectancy by 20 years, and is usually diagnosed in children, teens and younger adults. Imagine being a 2nd grader and having to have finger pricks 2-4 times a day, every day PLUS insulin injection. Or a soccer player who always has to monitor himself from when he last ate, level of activity, glucose highs and glucose lows and focus on his game. Or a long distant runner or cyclist who starts to feel sluggish and is unable to reach the finish line.
I am asking you to support me in the Tour de Cure® because finding a cure for and prevention of diabetes will benefit all of us today and tomorrow .
I joined the Tour de Cure because today alone over 4,100 people will be diagnosed and because more than 30 million adults and children in the United States are living with this terrible disease.
Your donation will:
•Spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
•Advocate for a child with diabetes to have the same learning opportunities at school.
•Fund life saving research.
•Provide access to community programs and free resources.
Please join with me and Tour de Cure so a life without diabetes can be a reality.
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