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.