Support Our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team


JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes 2011

Support our team at this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

As many of you have read, January’s incident has sparked a number of changes in our lives this year.  Aside from starting a blog about challenges Type 1 Diabetics face, Kevin has entered the world of insulin pumps and CGMs, done a complete 180 with his diet favoring a Dr. Bernstein-esque plan, and in May we decided to sign up for the local JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  The Pittsburgh walk is on September 17, 2011 at Schenley Park.  It is a two mile walk designed to raise money for JDRF and bring fellow diabetics together.

To donate and support our Walk to Cure Diabetes team, see

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF, was founded in 1970 with the mission of “finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research”.  Since its inception they have been able to give more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research and we want to help them with their continuing efforts.

We encourage everyone to learn more about JDRF’s walks, rides and kids walks near you at

You may also be interested in the American Diabetes Association, known as the ADA, at

What is the difference?  The primary difference between the two is that JDRF solely supports Type 1 Diabetes research, while the ADA also funds Type 2 Diabetes.  The ADA’s mission statement is “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes”.  As a Type 1, you realize that it can’t be prevented because Type 1, unlike Type 2, is an autoimmune disorder.

Insulin is a treatment not a cure.

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