Team Edie was formed in July of 2012, one month after Edie, 5 at the time, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the pancreas does not produce it's own insulin. A person with Type 1 Diabetes must either inject insulin 4-5 times a day or receive insulin via an insulin pump. At the moment, there is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
Team Edie raise awareness and fundraise for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, donating everything raised to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Team Edie are also showing the world that Type 1 Diabetes does not stop you from achieving anything you want to achieve. Dave(a type1 diabetic for 28 years) with the help of Trish, Tracy and Lee is showing others what can be achieved,
One event at a time. Team Edie are... Smashing Type 1 Diabetes!!