Ever since being diagnosed with a form of diabetes called Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults (LADA or Type 1.5) in 2016, my life completely changed. I learned many things about this mysterious epidemic: how to monitor my blood sugar, learning what food and drink I could and couldn't ingest, embracing fitness and wholeheartedly trying to understand the science behind what was actually going on in my body.
On October 20th, I will run the Brooklyn Half Marathon. Since being diagnosed, I have found running to be a source of great joy and encouragement in my life, and it has been widely said that long distance running is one of the most effective ways to holistically control and even fight one's diabetes symptoms.
Since my diagnosis I have been hungry to find a way to contribute to the thing these individuals want the most: a cure. This is what brought me to fundraise for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF)- the only foundation solely dedicated to funding those who are searching for a cure to this devastating disease. I am grateful and proud to be able to use running as an excuse to fundraise for the DRIF.
Please join me in donating for my cause to find a cure to diabetes in honor of those who have suffered from and fought this disease all around the world. Any amount would be appreciated, and feel free to contact me via any medium with any questions or comments. Thank you for your time and I hope we can raise money for a cure together!
Info on LADA/Type 1.5: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latent_autoimmune_diabetes_of_adults)
General statistics about Diabetes in the USA via the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0718-diabetes-report.html
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation: https://www.diabetesresearch.org/About-us
Brooklyn Half Marathon Info: https://thebrooklynmarathon.com