What a ride

Yes this weeks blood sugars have been like a roller coaster, not sure why but then again that is the daily life living with Type 1 Diabetes, sometimes it just does what it wants too and you just have to ride it.

Riding the waves
Riding the waves

However the ride I am talking about, is the ride I attempted to complete 2 years ago in the Barossa Valley Adelaide, right where the professional cyclists race the Tour Down Under, I was attempting to complete the 160km course as part of the Annual JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and I must admit I struggled that day, with the lack of sleep due to blood sugar mood swings during the night and then the uncontrollable blood sugar spike in the morning because of my body releasing adrenaline due to the nerves of the ‘race’, I did however manage 110kms… Since that day I have been training alot harder in outlook towards the 2016 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, the 1.75km 8% gradient on the course is looking easy now…HA!

Nasty hills to ride
Nasty hills to ride

But I am ready to put as much effort in this year to arrive at the event packed with $10,000 worth of donations from generous people and businesses all around the world! Too many children and adults are being diagnosed each day with this disease and so far there is no known single cause and definitely no cure, it breaks my heart knowing young children like my young mate Phoebe (who has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was 4 and is now 9) have to endure the daily life challenges it throws at you. I may seem strong on the outside when it comes to dealing with T1D but its just a cover, I struggle on a daily basis, as do quite a lot of T1Ds, the younger generation should not have to deal with injections, taking blood samples daily, counting how many carbohydrates are in their food and working on complex mathematics just to work out how much insulin they need. I want to rid the world of Type 1 Diabetes! Even if I don’t get a chance at the cure because I have had it so long, I want all those kids to be free of the strain.

At the finish line
At the finish line

For 2016 I WILL complete the 160km ride AND I will complete the 8% incline hill on both sides because I this is how I can be strong for those youngsters who can not be, I WILL find that cure for you and YOU WILL have a normal life!!! Already we have had great support from local business for our fundraiser quiz night, however we still need cash donations from the generous people around the world, if you have been following my blog you have read my story and be sure that 120,000+ Australians have the exact same story, I have over 160 people following my blog and if each person donated at least $15 that is at least $2400 towards a cure already. I want your support and I will give anything to gain it (almost anything 😉 ). This year JDRF have decided to use Everyday Hero as their donation platform, the World around would be forever in your debt should you decide to donate, my donation page is; https://jdrf-ride-2016.everydayhero.com/au/kyle  ride2016 Please spread the word and share my page.

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