Over £100,00o raised at One Walk for Type 1

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Over £100,000 was raised as hundreds of people stepped out for the One Walk for Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF at Drum Castle last weekend.

Walkers included mums, dads and children, with many sharing their stories of coping with type 1 diabetes, along the 5km course. They were rewarded with a medal from JDRF mascot, Rufus.

Catriona Morrice, senior fundraiser at JDRF, said: “Taking part in the One Walk is a brilliant way to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes – a serious and complex condition – while helping JDRF fund vital research.”

400,000 people in the UK live with type 1 diabetes – including 28,000 in Scotland – and they rely on multiple insulin injections or pump infusions every day just to stay alive.

A child diagnosed with type 1diabetes at the age of five faces up to 19,000 injections and 50,000 finger prick blood tests by the time they are 18.

The condition is not linked to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise.

JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until we find the cure. We fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

Globally, JDRF has invested £1billion in funding critical research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.

For more information about the charity and all the work they do or to make a donation to the cause please visit their website at www.jdrf.org.uk.