Welcome to the page of Alexis Duda!
This will be my 3rd year at JDRF! Time sure flies! As you know, I have the pleasure of working with incredible families affected by type 1 diabetes. The families I meet have incredible strength and spirit managing their loved one's diabetes. I can and will never forget the challenges these families have to face. More and more people are being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes meaning more and more calls from families seeking support.
I am proud to work for a company where I see many advancements! Most people diagnosed with T1D thirty or more years ago or even less had to be hungry between their meals eating non-carb snacks such as celery. Now, there is fast acting insulin and insulin pumps where people with T1D can eat pretty much what others eat in moderation (a good habit for all). In the last three years, I have seen great advancements and we are so close to an articificial pancreas and other projects such as beta cell encapsulation. JDRF's research also benefits type 2 diabetes, and it brings me happiness that this research can help loved ones I know affected by type 2 diabetes, especially my dad. Since working here, I am more aware of his diabetes and even more proud of his A1C levels and how well he manages his diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin - a hormone essential to the ability to get energy from food. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and changes life as they know it forever. It cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
JDRF is the largest nongovernmental funder of T1D research and the only global organization with a strategic research plan to fight T1D. This science is complex and costly, and every dollar JDRF is able to direct toward research comes from donors like you.
Please support me and donate to my Walk fundraising campaign. Your gift will make a difference for millions of people affected by this disease, many who I have gotten to know. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible today?
Thank you so much for your support! Together, we can make a difference!
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Betty Duda Klepfer
Charles & Christine
Demi and Dave Kiersznowski
Larry & Sally Kiersznowski
Ms. Alexis Duda
The Dhongade Family