Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.
Fact: No, it does not. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease. It is a devastating disease where the body's insulin producing cells are attacked by its own immune system. Most people diagnosed are children. My son, Anders, was diagnosed with Type 1 at age 4 and has been dealing with it ever since-just to stay alive. There are a lot of advancements that help, like his insulin pump, but they are not a cure.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
Now, more than ever, YOU can make a crucial difference. Please help me help JDRF. Together, we can make the cure a reality! Anders thanks you!
And once again, the heroes of the 501st Legion will be in attendance with many costumed STAR WARS characters to lend a hand at the 2013 JDRF Walk on Sept 14th at America the Beautiful Park. Come out and see the troopers in action! We'd love for you to join our walk team as well-if interested let me know for more details. Thanks for your generous support! -David
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