Mary McCormack wrote -
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
JDRF, a charity I am very passionate about, will be undertaking public awareness initiatives during this month such as T1 Day on 11/1/11 and World Diabetes Day on November 14th. Please donate $11 or more in support of National Diabetes Awareness Month!
I want to talk to you about something that I care about dearly, and that it is spreading awareness and funding research for Type 1 diabetes. My husband has type 1 diabetes, so this issue hits close to home.
Did you know that as many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes? This is an unbelivable statistic! Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults, approximately 80 people per day, are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.
JDRF's mission has been constant since it was founded four decades ago: to find a cure for type 1 diabetes through the support of research. Until a cure is found, JDRF is also committed to working tirelessly to develop new and better treatments to improve the lives of people who have type 1 diabetes and keep them as healthy as possible.
I support the research that the folks at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are doing, and would even if my husband didn't have diabetes. Given the opportunity, I would be an advocate for all the work the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is doing.
Warning signs of type 1 diabetes may occur suddenly and include:
Select the DONATE button above and give $11 or more in support of 11/1/11 (T1 Day).