March for a Cure

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I’m fundraising for JDRF to defeat T1D!

We're fundraising for JDRF to defeat Type 1 Diabetes. I'm asking for your support to help raise funds for research to cure, prevent and better treat T1D for the 130,000 Australian Type 1 Diabetics like my daughter, Elle. 

Type 1 Diabetes is an automimmune disease that can strike anyone at any time, and is most often diagnosed in childhood. Diagnosis means a 24/7 fight with no break, even at night, with the real worry of falling asleep and not waking up due to low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) that causes loss of conciousness, seizures & death within minutes if enough glucose is not administered in time. Kids with T1D face an extra 180 decisions a day, multiple daily injections,  canula changes and require continuous access to expensive lifesaving technology & a horde of medical professionals to remain safe and healthy.  Along with the reality of this daily battle they also face possible long term health complications including blindness, amputation and kidney failure as well as a struggle with social and mental health impacts. 

Elle was diagnosed at 9 when she became seriously ill. She had diabetic ketoacidosis,  caused by high blood sugar (Hyperglycaemia) that occurs in Type 1's when the pancreas can no longer produce insulin. It is fatal if insulin is not administered via multiple injections daily.   Every day since we have supported Elle with 24/7 care to ensure her blood glucose remains in a safe range. 

Insulin and a carefully managed and timed carbohydrate intake is the only treatment for T1D. It doesn’t go away with diet and lifestyle changes as is the case in Type 2, which is a preventable and often reversible disease mostly occuring in older adults. Insulin is delivered via multiple daily injections or an insulin pump (prosthetic pancreas) that automatically administers carefully calculated insulin via a canula.  It is a constant (and expensive) hour to hour battle, but it's also important that our kids are supported and feel positive about a bright future living with diabetes as they deal with the knowledge that this will be lifelong and put their hope in research for a cure. 

So I want to do my part to fund research to cure T1D, for my daughter and all other young people with Type 1 and their families. 

DONATE NOW to help the #JDRFBlueArmy and change the lives of Australians living with T1D. 

Thank you. xx

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$100

Amorphitec Pty Ltd

$52.20

Craig O’brien

Go girl!! Great cause Alison good luck, I wish you well on your journey. I miss running myself so much!! darn arthritis but hey still keep fit by 🏊‍♂️

$52.20

Dean Brakell

Well done, a great cause

$52.20

Leo Putrawan

$52.20

Lisa & David

$52.20

Cook Jean

For help for my beautiful Grandaughter Elle..

$52.20

Nerys And Brendan Avis

For beautiful Elle 💗

$50

Andy & Rob Wright

Runnnn (Insert scary movie quote)

$50

Sharnee Botfield

$26.10

Fiona Joynes

Goodluck!

$26.10

Im & Carmen

You never walk alone Elle

$26.10

Karen Wood

I've had gestational diabetes three times. I remember at the time thinking, god, how do people with type one live with this all the time. At least mine stopped after I had the baby. Continual finger pricking and needle jabbing. I really do hope a cure comes soon. Young people shouldn't have to deal with this.

$26.10

Margo

Love and best wishes going your way xx

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Greg Black

Well done Ali, another gold start congrats

$26.10

Linda Batman

$26.10

Kate & Ash M

$25

Mark

$25

Jenny Mckay

Great cause wishing you all and Elle all the best

$20

Anonymous

You go Girl!

$10.44

Alicia June

🖤🖤🖤

$10.44

Ash