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In September I am helping coordinate the 2019 Chicago JDRF One Walk® at Montrose Beach. This annual walk raises money to transform the lives of the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin— a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with high or low blood-sugar levels, which can lead to unpleasant short-term side effects and even long-term complications like kidney failure, heart attack and blindness.