I am a Type 1 diabetic and have been for 20 years. There is not one day that goes by that I can forget I have this disease that affects 350 Million people worldwide. It’s a constant battle that is fought every day without exception.
Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the most severe form of a disease that annually accounts for more than $100 billion in health care costs in the U.S. alone. Usually striking before the age of 30, type 1 diabetes takes a harsh toll on people. Not only will they be insulin-dependent for life, but devastating life-limiting and life-shortening complications such as blindness, amputation, heart disease and stroke, and kidney failure are an ever-present threat. Insulin is not a cure for the disease—it is merely life support.
Please support the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes here: Be You Only Better JDRF. Thank you from the bottom of my sugary sweet heart!