Join Wicker for JDRF | One Walk

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2015 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23230
United States

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A Message From Jeff Wicker: 

It has been just over two years since our oldest son, Jackson, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). In just a short time, we have learned a lot about T1D; daily maintenance, treating lows/highs, learning about equipment like insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors. Most importantly, we have learned how to find a balance between Jackson's active lifestyle and keeping his glucose at a safe level. T1D is now part of our family. It is not always easy, and we all have a lot more to learn about living with T1D, but Jackson has not let it stop him from doing the things he loves. Although, Jackson has adjusted beautifully to living with T1D, it is a great responsibility especially for a teenager. The good news is there have are a lot of advancements on the horizon so life with T1D as Jackson knows it, is only going to get easier. 

Our team is walking to help JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes for the millions of children and adults living with this disease. With T1D, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity. When sugar is not kept at a safe level, it can lead to wide variety of medical issues including death. It is a 24/7 challenge. 

Register as a Wicker Warrior team member and raise $10 or more by September 19th, and you will receive a WICKER WARRIOR team t-shirt to wear on walk day.  By donating OR joining our JDRF One Walk® team (WICKER WARRIORS) today, you’ll help fund research to improve the lives of everyone challenged by T1D.  Proceeds will benefit JDRF.  With your support, JDRF will turn Type One into Type None.