My daughter is one of a 120,000 Australians challenged by type 1 diabetes every single day. She was diagnosed when she was 5 years old having to have multiple insulin injections every day to keep her alive. When she turned 6 years old was fitted with a CGM (continuous Glucose Monitor) which is fitted in the back of her arm which gives a continual reading of her sugar levels. Last year when she turned 7 years old she was fitted with an insulin pump which has enabled her to have a better quality of life. Every 3 days she needs to have a cannula change for her pump which is inserted into her stomach and every 7 days has to have a sensor change on the CGM which is inserted in the back of her arm. (As you can imagine this is neither fun for her or us as parents, however is a lot better than having to give her multiple needles every day) Even with the pump, she has several hospital visits every year, sometimes even in ICU, were she gets that sick that she is non-coherent and cannot hold sugars or insulin in her body. There is no day or night, were anyone can rest and be sure that her insulin levels are right, Diabetes Type 1 is a full time job for the diabetics and the surrounding people.
My Family and I are doing the Walk to turn type 1 into Type None starting at Federation Square for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to raise money to go towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes to make it Type None.
Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 or more to support this fantastic cause. We would love the support from family, friends and anyone out there that would like to make a donation big or small so that JDRF can continue the research to find a cure.