In addition to participating in the walk, I'm also actively pursuing bringing a chapter of the JDRF here to Springfield. There are only 2 chapters in the state of Missouri and we have chosen the St. Louis chapter for assistance in helping to bring it locally. If you, or someone you know, is either affected by Type 1 diabetes or is looking for a job in a non-profit organization, please contact me as I am in the beginning stages of pulling together a support team for those of us who are affected by this pain-in-the-fingertips disease.
If you don't know much about Type 1 diabetes, then I encourage you to read this article. It is very detailed (including pictures for those who don't like to read!) but easy reading. By the end of the article you will have a thorough knowledge of the disease and maybe you'll feel more inclined to help us raise money for research to find a cure.