“It would be wonderful to not have diabetes. Really wonderful.” Sydney, 11 years old
On October 19, I will participate in the "Walk to Cure Diabetes" in honor of Sydney Manlove. She is such an amazing, happy young lady -- I have never heard her complain about having diabetes. She is in 6th grade and is embracing her new independence and responsibilities. It's a difficult routine, but Sydney faces it with a positive attitude and determination to stay as healthy and active as possible. I'm helping Sydney by supporting JDRF research efforts. My hope is that some day she will know how it feels to live without diabetes!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating auto-immune disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children.
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. Until a cure is within more immediate reach, JDRF is committed to keeping individuals with type 1 health and reducing the burden of living with the disease by imptoving blood sugar control with drugs and devices, including the development of artifical pancreas systems.
Now, more than ever, we can make a crucial difference.
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