I am taking part in JDRF One Walk this year to help raise funds and spread awareness for Type 1 Diabetes.
I was diagnosed at nine years old some 12 years ago now. In short, Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas. These cells secrete insulin which is essential for carbohydrate (glucose) metabolism.
Because my body no longer creates insulin I now inject it myself with multiple injections every day. I also monitor my blood glucose levels by doing finger pricks.
Anyone who knows me well will also know that I’m not a big fan of having diabetes. It is a hard illness to live with everyday and it is something that I will have to live with for the rest of my life.
There has already been so many advancements in diabetes management since I was diagnosed and I now use a continuous glucose monitor which is really great (I’m not too fond of the finger pricks). I’m raising funds because I want more things like this to be created. I also want to have the chance to live long and with no complications from the disease.
It would be great if you could help me with my cause and put forward a small donation to my team. We will be doing a 5km walk in October.
If you have any questions about type 1 diabetes please don’t hesitate to ask me!
My Completed Missions in the JDRF Blue Army
Thank you to my Sponsors
Mum & Dad
We love you Alisha, and are so proud of you. Let’s find that cure!
Millar Merrigan (sean Ryan)
Great cause, keep up the great work Alisha
Go Alisha. Love from Granny xx
Strong and Bold Alisha!
Hope they find a cure Alisha!
Anna And Terry Douglass
Great effort Alisha, hope you get lots of support.
Good on you Alisha
You would have got 200 hundred if you didn't give me the bird last time I saw you , you inspire me with your courage.
Judy And Gordon Thompson
All the best Alisha. Hope they find a cure
Go leash! 🎉🎉❤❤❤❤
Good on you Alisha your awesome. Such a great cause.
Sof And Mat
Good luck Alisha, we hope your plight helps towards making thing better.
Goal reached! Hope the walk goes well.
Legend! Crap immune systems are the worst Hope you reach your goal pal!
Love u girl! Youre an absolute legend!
Great work Alisha!
Pete And Sarah Wiersema
Fabulous cause and one that is very close to my heart. Very proud of you xx
Good luck Alisha 💪
Keep killin it Leash!💪
Crush it leash ✊
Good on you Alisha!
So proud of you my love ❤️
Hope they find that cure soon
I think you should take a cat with you on the walk. Good luck!
You’re doing great work Alisha. Best of luck.