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Goldy Rocks!
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    So, this year I have some pretty cool news!  The last few years my page has let you know that reserachers were working on developing a specialized electronic chip that would improve glucose monitoring and help make an artificial pancreas possible, and targeting insulin-specific T cells as a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

    If you haven't heard...... last September, it was announced that the Food and Drug Administration had recently issued its first-ever approval of an artificial pancreas that may make life easier and healthier for people with Type 1 Diabetes!

    While that's not a cure yet - it could be life-changing! There's just no way these kind of breakthroughs could happen without support!

    With your support, we will continue to help people with type 1 diabetes to live healthier lives while we work toward a cure.

     

    For those of you who are new this year:

    I was diagoned with Type 1 Diabetes on May 12, 2008 - when I was 11.

    Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes often strikes children or young adults (about 80/day), but lasts a lifetime. Children with type 1 diabetes will not outgrow it. There is no way to prevent it, and there isn't a cure..... for now!  People with type 1 diabetes and their families are in a constant struggle to manage blood sugar levels, with multiple insulin injections a day that must be balanced with eating and daily activities, day and night. Insulin is not a cure....it allows me to stay alive!

    There are nearly 300,000 people in Minnesota who have Type 1 diabetes.  There are 25 million Americans and 285 million people around the world who have Type 1!

    More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures support research and research-related education.

    Thank you so much, in advance, for your generosity and support.

    Madison

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