When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Managing the disease is a constant struggle that involves monitoring your blood-sugar level, administering insulin, and carefully balancing these insulin doses with your eating and activity. Even with a strict regimen, people with T1D may still experience dangerously high or low blood-glucose levels that can, in extreme cases, be life threatening.
WTMJ’s Erik Bilstad is emceeing the event and hosting a team at the JDRF One Walk at Greenfield Park in West Allis on Oct. 22nd.
16-year-old Leo Rowen is one of the leading fundraisers. Click the player to hear his story.