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Shreveport father and daughter team up against juvenile diabetes

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Trey and Camryn Bergeret appear on KSLA News 12 at 6:00 with Domonique Benn.  Camryn shows off the pod on her arm which delivers insulin when she needs it. Trey and Camryn Bergeret appear on KSLA News 12 at 6:00 with Domonique Benn. Camryn shows off the pod on her arm which delivers insulin when she needs it.
Camryn and younger sister Caroline take a picture with Domonique before Camryn's interview on juvenile diabetes Camryn and younger sister Caroline take a picture with Domonique before Camryn's interview on juvenile diabetes
Domonique poses on set with a t-shirt for "Camryn's Crew" from last year's walk for juvenile diabetes Domonique poses on set with a t-shirt for "Camryn's Crew" from last year's walk for juvenile diabetes

The Northwest Louisiana Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Chapter is gearing up for a walk to bring more awareness to those living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).  Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin-a hormone essential to digestion.

More than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults in the United States receive a diagnosis each year.  Eight year old, Camryn Bergeret of Shreveport was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2009 when she was just four years old.

Camryn was interviewed on KSLA News 12 at 6:00 p.m. She talked about her experience living with Type 1 Diabetes and how she has managed. Camyrn has a pod-type device on her arm that delivers insulin to her to keep her diabetes in check..  Before receiving the pod she gave herself daily injections three times a day.

Camryn's dad, Trey Bergeret is on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Louisiana Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Trey encouraged others to get involved. He said diabetes can strike anyone at anytime.

JDRF holds more than 200 Walks nationally every year that connect walkers to an extensive community of families, volunteers, and donors who are committed to fighting this serious disease.  The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has raised $1 billion to date. The organization says your generosity helps us continue to accelerate progress in T1D research and keep people with T1D healthy while we work towards a cure.

So far more than 300 people are signed up for the local walk this Saturday, September 14th.  The Craig Floyd Memorial Walk to Cure Diabetes will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The walk starts at 9am from party Central in Bossier City on Viking Drive. Registration is free and you can do that on-site starting at 8 a.m. or go to the JDRF to register online. However, you are free to make a donation.

All ages are welcome to participate. There will be food, games, and lots of fun!

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