Hudson was diagnosed with T1D on May 21st, 2017... his 8th birthday (of all days!?). Ever since, we have been riding the physical and emotional rollercoaster that is T1D. He did nothing to get this volatile disease... they say there is a genetic component and it's triggered by a bacteria, virus or environmental factors. But the truth is, they don't really know why the immune system attacks the body (in this case the pancreas that makes insulin) and sadly there is no cure... YET!
While T1D *is* manageable, it's a bear and puts us through the wringer day & night. Hard to fathom that a disease that isn't terminal and takes only *one* medication to treat it that it would be so challenging. It will surely be a blessing when we can finally say that Hudson "used to have diabetes". And I would do ANYTHING to make that a reality.
Pls join us in helping fund the ground breaking research that the Chicago Diabetes Project does in pushing towards a functional cure... one that doesn't involve daily finger pricks, tender skin from insulin pump sites, and constant worry about the short and long effects of hyper- and hypoglycemia. The lives of all T1Ds, especially my sweet boy, depend on organizations like CDP to make this disease something of the past. Don't all kids deserve a "normal" childhood?
There are no small donations... every dollar helps. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, both monetary and otherwise. I hope you will come cheer our CDP team on October 13, 2019 for the 2019 Chicago Marathon... LET'S OUTRUN DIABETES!
CELLMATES ON THE RUN FOUNDATION wrote:
Cellmates on the Run is the official running team of the Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP) that brings individuals together to achieve a common goal: cure diabetes. When you support the CDP you’ll be raising money to advance diabetes research and a functional cure through islet cell transplants. Together, every mile brings us closer to a functional cure for diabetes. To date we have raised over $1 million to fund life-changing diabetes research. With your help, we’ll be 26.2 miles closer to a cure.