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climbing Ben Nevis for JDRF because Lucy's daughter was diagnosed with Type 1

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JDRF

We fund research into type 1 diabetes to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

Charity Registration No. 295716

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Lucy's daughter Caoimhe was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in July 2017 aged just 7.
2 days after Caoimhes father's funeral, she was taken to the doctors with a suspected water infection, they were then sent straight to the children's hospital at the John Radcliffe and within the hour Caoimhe was diagnosed with a life changing condition Type 1 diabetes.

Lucy and I have decided to do this massive climb up Ben Nevis on June 22nd 2019 to raise money for JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation )
Ben Nevis is the largest mountain in the British Isles it is 1345 meters above sea level.
Ben Nevis is situated in Fort William in Scotland.

For those of you who don't know Type 1 Diabetes, is an autoimmune disease.
The pancreas can't make insulin because the immune system attacks it and destroys the cells that produce insulin. 

Every morning once Caoimhe wakes she has a finger prick to test the blood sugar then her carbs are counted and her insulin injected. 
This is done before every meal and snack.
Each night Caoimhe has a back ground Lantus injection.
On average Caoimhe has between 5 and 7 injections each day.

So far Caoimhe has had daily injections, Medtronic pump and now has a freestyle Libre sensor to try and reduce the finger pricks. 








 


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