Today is my 33rd birthday. Which means I have now been living with T1D for almost 27 years. I tend to be very quiet about it here on social media. And while many of my friends and family know about my T1D, I don't like to share how much stress and anxiety it causes me, how much sleep I lose while making mental checklists to be sure I have all the supplies I need for a trip or special occasion, or even how sick I might be feeling while I'm hanging out with you (it's more often than you realize.) JDRF is a cause close to my heart so I'm sharing it here in Facebook. Below I'm posting a quick explanation of their mission. They're a great organization that focuses on finding a cure for T1D, as well as helping fund research for better treatments to help control diabetes so that people like me can feel better and hopefully live longer.
I have added the link to my birthday fundraiser. If you can't donate, I completely understand. Feel free to share my little fundraiser if you'd like. I appreciate you taking the time to read my long post. ❤️❤️❤️
@jdrfhq Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to bring those living with T1D a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.
JDRF’s highest priority remains funding research to deliver a cure for T1D and its complications. #jdrf #happybirthdaytome #itsmybirthday #juvenilediabetes #diabetesresearch #t1d #type1diabetes #fundraiser #findacure