The Adams Family Makes a Positive Impact for Type 1 Diabetes
Andrea and Jason Adams love living in the Water’s End community of Carlsbad, where they’ve resided for the past six years. “We love the weather, the ability to be outside year-round to go on walks, to play soccer, to ride bikes,” shared Jason. The outdoor accessibility is important, as they enjoy hiking, biking, fly-fishing, and off-road camping in their trailer.
They are proud parents to three active daughters. Ella is in sixth grade at Aviara Oaks Middle School. Marley is in fourth grade at Pacific Rim Elementary. Finally, Vivienne is in third grade, also at Pacific Rim. “All three are highly skilled soccer players playing in competitive clubs with San Diego Surf (Vivienne and Marley) and Del Mar Sharks (Ella). We spend much of our time on soccer fields in Carlsbad and surrounding communities,” said Jason. They also share a home with Rey, a two-year-old female Australian Labradoodle.
Jason is a Senior Director of Business Development with Roche Molecular Solutions, where he’s worked for 11 years. While Andrea has a background working in Clinical Science Management, she recently put her career on pause so that she could be in close proximity to school if needed. Andrea is currently vice president of the Friends of Pacific Rim PTO and the incoming president for next school year.
Parents: Andrea and Jason Adams
Children: Ella (12), Marley (10), and Vivienne (8)
Community: Water’s End since 2012
Parents’ Hometowns: Tucson, AZ for both
Parents’ Occupations: Jason Adams – Sr. Director of Business Development at Roche Molecular Solutions; Andrea Adams – Current Vice President and incoming President for Pacific Rim PTO
Pet: Rey, two-year-old female Australian Labradoodle
Favorite Places to Visit in 92011: Carlsbad State Beach, Ponto Beach, La Costa Resort and Spa, Legoland, Alga Norte and Poinsettia parks, Batiquitos Lagoon
The family is passionate about diabetes research. Ella was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in July 2012. They do yearly fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s annual walk for their team, aptly named Team Ella Bella. “We have now walked in seven JDRF One Walks, raised over $19,000 for the 2017 One Walk in November, and raised over $75,000 in total since 2012,” said Jason.
Jason founded a Facebook group in 2014, called CGM in the Cloud. “The original intention was to share experiences with other T1 parents and T1 friends in his network regarding ‘hacking’ of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) so that parents could see their children’s glucose number from afar,” Jason said. From the Facebook group came a foundation, NightScout, that Jason has been highly involved in. “The biggest thing that kept us afloat after diagnosis from the fog that T1D blanketed our home with was hope. Eventually that hope blossomed into a desire to positively affect our Ella’s life with diabetes and we began to learn more about our new life with Type 1 and what we could do to make a difference,” explained Jason.