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The Grand Master and the Grand Lady, Fern, have chosen JDRF as their Charity in honour of their grandson, Kai. Kai was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of three years. He is now an eighteen year old University of Toronto Scholar. This is his story...
When I was three years old, I didn’t think about how much carb I was going to eat at dinner. I never thought about if my exercise would cause my blood sugar to drop so much that I might pass out. I never thought about taking a needle at every meal so that I could eat. These things are all a reality of life for someone with diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when someone is unable to produce insulin. Because of this, someone with diabetes must monitor their blood sugars by pricking their finger with a needle and take insulin injections. For me, it has always been an annoying, sometimes slightly scary part of my life, but growing up, diabetes never stopped me from doing anything. It’s just not something I like to let get in the way of my life. I’ve always had good control over my blood sugars and what I eat, mostly because of the excellent support system that my family provides. It isn’t like that for everyone, though. Diabetes is a life changing disease. The Juvenile diabetes research foundation, or JDRF, is an organization that is dedicated to finding a cure for type one diabetes. Their work gives me hope that one day I’ll be able to live my life without worrying about how much insulin I have to take with my meal. A cure for diabetes would completely change my life and the lives of many individuals such as myself for the better. I am so thankful that the Grand Lodge has decided to sponsor JDRF this year. It is because of the support of people like you that the research into finding a cure is possible at all.