Welcome to our GM Design JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team page!
Dear Co Workers and Friends,
We are writing to ask for your support for a very special goal—to improve the lives of every person affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) formally known as Juvenile Diabetes
This year, we will be taking part in the GM sponsored JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, held here at the GM Tech Center September 29, 2013 8:30am – 11:30. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on research for T1D. We asking you to help support our fundraising efforts with a donation or participate in this year’s walk supporting the JDRF GM Design team. Please join our Design team or give a personal tax-deductible donation gift to help make a difference in the lives of people with T1D.
T1D or Juvenile Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. The disease can strike in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood, and lasts a lifetime. Just to survive, people with T1D must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump. Taking insulin does not cure any type of diabetes, nor does it prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, and heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
Any amount, great or small, helps JDRF get closer to its goal to accelerate progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support T1D research or research-related education. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.
With sincere thanks, your JDRF GM Design Team leads and General Motors
Director of Design, GMC Interiors
Alan J. Rhodes
Global Design Digital Manager
I just wanted to give you some background on me and my connection to Type 1 Diabetes. I know this disease well having been diagnosed with T1D back in 2005. I wear a mechanical insulin pump with infusions set 24-7 to maintain my blood sugar; this new technology has made life much more normal for people living with T1D.
Design Studio Program Manager
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