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Working Towards a World Without T1D: In Honor of Carla

Carla believed in JDRF's vision of a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Initially diagnosed with T1D at age 12, Carla lived, and struggled, with T1D until her passing on Dec. 15, 2021. 

With T1D, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. The daily life of someone with T1D brings a multitude of challenges, including insulin injections that need to be carefully balanced with eating and activity, disruptive glucose monitoring, sleepless nights—and wishing for a tomorrow where this struggle doesn’t exist.

Living with T1D means there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.

Your generosity will honor Carla's life by helping JDRF fund life-changing breakthroughs to remove the incredible daily burden of this disease—until it no longer exists.

Thank you all, from the Otto family. 

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