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As the owner of RVs of Sacramento, I am proud to say that we are a supporter of JDRF, the organization committed to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. In addition to three million other Americans, my family is personally affected by this disease.

T1D is often referred to as juvenile diabetes. Despite advances that are giving people with T1D better tools to control their disease, tight glucose control doesn’t fully eliminate the risk for complications such as kidney, eye, cardiovascular and nerve diseases. JDRF is working to change this bleak reality by developing treatments to prevent, reverse or slow down the progression of T1D-related complications that severely impact quality of life and can lead to premature death.

Until there is a cure for T1D, JDRF is committed to lessening the burden of this disease by helping people live without fear of its complications. We won’t be happy until T1D is T-None!

Cliff Woolard, Owner

JDRF Family

Both children and adults like me who live with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) need to be mathematicians, physicians, personal trainers, and dietitians all rolled into one. We need to be constantly factoring and adjusting, making frequent finger sticks to check blood sugars, and giving ourselves multiple daily insulin injections just to stay alive.

JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore

It is a 24/7/365 job. We never get to relax and forget about food, whether we’ve exercised too much or too little, insulin injections, blood sugar testing, or the impact of stress, a cold, a sunburn, and on and on. So many things make each day a risky venture when you live with T1D.

Mary Vonnegut, adult – Rhode Island

Unlike other kids, I have to check my blood sugar 8 to 10 times a day; everything I eat is measured and every carbohydrate counted. My kit goes with me everywhere I go… Too much exercise or not eating all my food can be dangerous. I think I’m too young to have to worry about all this stuff.

Jonathan Platt, 8 yrs – California

It controls your life in ways that someone without it doesn’t even see. For me, the worst part with living with T1D is the fear that my three children or their children might develop the disease.

Nicky Hider, adult – New York