Annabelle's Avengers run for a cure

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM.

Erin also tells parents to be aware of changes in their children, and if they notice any, go for a quick blood test that could save a life.

"Education is key," she said. "Know the difference between Type 1 and 2. We didn't know because no one else has it in our families. Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1) is different. It's not caused by what you eat. A child can get a virus or high fever and it attacks your pancreas, which can bring it on."

Living with the pump and monitoring blood-sugar levels is a way of life for those who live with Type 1 Diabetes, unless a cure is found.

The Adkinson family has formed the team Annabelle's Avengers to run/walk in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Color Me Cured 5K/10K Fun Run Nov. 30 at the Fort Walton Landing to benefit Juvenile Diabetes research. They invite all friends and family to join them in this run for a cure.

Entry fee is $40. Approximately 1,000 runners are expected to participate.

If you would like to join them, call 830-7126 for more information.

Annabelle says the diagnosis changed her life.



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