Why I Ride | Type 1 Diabetes | Jewels Doskicz: JDRF Tour de Tucson Century Ride
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I ride for you. I ride for me. Together we can turn Type 1 into Type None.
Thank you for considering a donation to my (Jewels Doskicz) Tour de Tucson century ride with Team JDRF I’m training for in November.
**About Jewels Doskicz**
In November, I’ll be riding 105 miles in support of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the Tour de Tucson.
I have lived healthfully with type 1 diabetes for the past 30 years and my 13-year old daughter Emma for the past seven years.
Our family is committed to finding and funding a cure for Type 1 diabetes – which is the driving force behind this JDRF century ride in Tucson. As a patient advocate and tireless JDRF volunteer I know that grass root engagement can generate change.
I have been hard at work training while balancing diabetes on my bike in order to achieve this goal. Please consider a donation on our behalf – your gift today will propel me toward the finish line.
With your generosity JDRF will be one step closer towards achieving its goal of a world without T1D.
Thank you for your support,
Watch Jewels 2014 JDRF Fund A Cure Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtTbHGbF8c0
**About JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes**
Join the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes team at el Tour de Tucson, one of the largest century rides in America! JDRF riders will be sharing the course with over 9,000 cyclists, 2,000 volunteers, and 27,000 spectators. In its 32-year history, el Tour de Tucson has become known as the most prestigious bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Bicycling Magazine selected this event as one of America’s ten best centuries.
**What is Type 1 Diabetes?**
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can occur at any age, but is most commonly diagnosed from infancy to late 30s. If a person is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, their pancreas produces little to no insulin, and the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump, as well as manage their diet and exercise habits.
As many as 1.25 million Americans may have T1D. Diabetes currently affects more than 371 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 552 million by 2030. In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.9 million people are diagnosed each year.
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