November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and earlier this month the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) held the JDRF One Walk in Little Rock.
This walk helps the nearly 1.6 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes through research, advocacy and support.
The CHI St. Vincent Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic participated in the walk and raised nearly $1,000 for JDRF.
Arkansas was able to raise more than $35,000 and walk a total of 131.94 miles.
Type 1 diabetes is when your pancreas stops producing insulin which is a hormone your body needs to get energy from food. If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses throughout the day.