Here's a little bit about JDF.
WHAT IS THE WALK IMPACT?
The funds and support raised by JDRF Walk — our flagship fundraising event and the largest type 1 diabetes (T1D) event in the world — help us turn Type One into Type None.JDRF is the leading global organization funding promising, life-changing T1D research. It’s our goal to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D
What is Type I Diabetes? T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
How do you know you have type 1 diabetes. Over time, a decreasing amount of insulin is made in the body, but that can take years. When there’s no more insulin in the body, blood glucose levels rise quickly, and these symptoms can rapidly develop:
- Extreme weakness and/or tiredness
- Extreme thirst—dehydration
- Increased urination
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Wounds that don’t heal well
- Irritability or quick mood changes
- Changes to (or loss of) menstruation
MDE raised over $ 6,000 for T1D research. Great job to everyone who donated and walked!