Walk to raise funds for juvenile diabetes research

Tristan Fox, who will be walking on Saturday. He encouraged other walkers to come along on Facebook. "I'm walking to turn type 1 diabetes into type none. Come and join us in Lawson Park on Saturday."

Tristan Fox, who will be walking on Saturday. He encouraged other walkers to come along on Facebook. "I'm walking to turn type 1 diabetes into type none. Come and join us in Lawson Park on Saturday."

The second Mudgee walk for juvenile diabetes research will be held this Saturday, October 15. 

The JDRF One Walk, one of many taking place across Australia, raises funds for research into Type 1 diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

The JDRF mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 diabetes and its complications. 

Type 1 diabetes is a life-long autoimmune disease that usually occurs in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age.

Type 1 diabetes affects over 120,000 people in Australia alone.

People with type 1 diabetes must have a constant supply of insulin through injections or an insulin pump and they test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers at least four times a day. 

Walk organiser B.J. Sinclair said assistance from the JDRF had allowed her daughter, Taya, to attend a camp with other young people who have Type 1 diabetes. 

“She got to meet a lot of other people with Type 1 diabetes, which she hadn’t been able to do before,’ she said. 

The Mudgee walk, organised by a group of local Type 1 diabetes sufferers, will assemble at 11am near the barbecues at Lawson Park. 

The walk will begin at 11.30am, following the walking path along the river and across the bridge to Glen Willow. 

This is the second walk held in Mudgee and organisers are hoping more people will join the walk this year. 

Raffle tickets are available at the Mudgee Medical Centre cafe or at the walk on Saturday. 

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