DENVER (CBS4) – A patient with diabetes will face medical costs of more than $13,000 a year. The American Diabetes Association is working to stop diabetes, and fundraising is a key part of the fight.
“The American Diabetes Association has their Wellness Lives Here program, and that’s something we’re committed to,” Aikman said.
The team has a fundraising page and a goal of $3,000. It’s money Aikman hopes will help children.
“I think (what) the ADA does very successfully is their summer kids camps, and I’m really excited when our daughter is ready to go to camp that she can go and experience that,” Aikman said.
Aikman’s 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes this summer. While the diagnosis is an adjustment for the family, it’s not unfamiliar.
“I’m a Type 1 diabetic … this is my 25th year of being diabetic,” Aikman said.
Aikman says giving back to the disease that’s he’s had for so long seemed like the perfect next step.
The Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes is Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at the Downtown Denver Aquarium at 8:15 a.m.