Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nashville JDRF Walk Saturday


In a non-hockey related note, the Nashville walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is taking place this Saturday at the Bicentennial Mall in downtown Nashville at 600 James Robertson Parkway.

This is a cause that is near to my heart. My youngest brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of four and has dealt with it every day for the last five years. In May of 2011, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as well.

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that attacks the pancreas. It destroys the beta cells in the human body that produce insulin, which is the body's way of keeping blood glucose levels under control. Without those beta cells, patients with Type 1 Diabetes have to artificially supply their bodies with insulin. I do that by injections at least four times a day.

People who deal with Type 1 Diabetes daily have to constantly be aware of their blood sugar levels. It's a never-ending battle. But, with your help, we can come that much closer to finding a cure.

If you would like to stop by the JDRF walk on Saturday, it begins at 10 a.m. You can also make a donation to my team at the following link: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-TN/Chapter-MiddleTennessee4622?team_id=53114&pg=team&fr_id=1834

Thank you for your help.

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