Jared Kuper was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on April 25, 2009 when he was 8 years old. The complications and severity of diabetes became a reality when he went into DKA, or diabetic ketoacidosis, meaning he was in a diabetic coma and stopped breathing. Jared was very lucky because it was caught in time and didn't do any severe damage to his organs, but he still has to work hard to get his blood sugar under control. Insulin helps control his diabetes and keeps him alive, but it's not a cure. Jared's story is just one of the millions out there.
“I believe if everyone took the
time to learn about diabetes and the effects this silent killer has on our bodies, then one day we’ll find a cure for this disease. Join me in my fight against diabetes.”
– Jared Kuper, Founder & President
"I was blessed with a gift today from this amazing foundation. If we can spread the education of the difficulties of living with type 1 diabetes, we can all live healthier and happier. #jaredkuper #thankful #jaredkuperdiabetesfoundation #type1diabetes"
- Katie Thomas, Highland Park IL
"Thanks for welcoming my grandson James into the T1 club of friends."
- Rita Mousavi, Los Altos CA
"I can't express my gratefulness enough to you! From the bottom of my heart - thank you and to all who made this possible!"
-Mark Havens, Kohler, WI
BELIEVE ~ EDUCATE ~ INSPIRE
At The Jared Kuper Diabetes Foundation, we advocate for those affected by diabetes through financial and supportive services, along with inspiring others to help find a cure. We're dedicated to improving the lives of all people living with this disease by creating awareness through education and offering personalized, supportive connections to individuals, families, and caregivers.