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IN PLAIN SIGHT:The Warning Signs of T1D

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Mary McCormack via Crowdrise
November 01, 2011

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BENEFITING: JDRF

Mary McCormack

THE STORY:

Friends,

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.

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime, requiring them to take multiple injections of insulin daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump;
  • Every 35 seconds someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes;
  • Diabetes can lead to severe health problems and complications such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, nerve damage, and amputation;
  • JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, with more than $1.5 billion allocated to research since 1970, and is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes today and in the future;

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

Warning signs of type 1 diabetes may occur suddenly and include:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased appetite
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Sugar in the urine
  • Fruity odor on the breath
  • Heavy or labored breathing
  • Stupor or unconsciousness

Select the DONATE button above and give $11 or more in support of 11/1/11 (T1 Day).

Thank you!

Mary

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Donor Comments

Susan Charbonneau

Susan Charbonneau

DONATION: $50

To my friend Jim Heersma, who has struggled with Type 1 diabetes for 55 years. May a cure be found for him and the thousands of precious human beings everywhere who suffer the life-altering effects of this complex disease. 4 years ago

let0879

let0879

DONATION: $49

it's my birthday today so I want to give a present for your association. 5 years ago

Susan Provencal

Susan Provencal

DONATION: $51

5 years ago

Tom O'Toole

Tom O'Toole

5 years ago

Lt. Dangle

Lt. Dangle

DONATION: $11

I love Mary. I hate diabetes. 5 years ago

Susan Charbonneau

Susan Charbonneau

This gift is in tribute to my dear friend, Mary Langeland, who struggled for many years with T1D, subsequently having vision problems, as well as a kidney transplant and finally passed away on February 7th,1999 at the age of 44. I love you and miss you, Mary! 5 years ago

Samantha Geller

Samantha Geller

DONATION: $18

My Mommy Cynthia Geller who passed away at 54 due to complications related to type 1 diabetes. She was diagnosed at the age of 12 5 years ago

Michael Morris

Michael Morris

DONATION: $50

For every kid who rightly has hope that we can beat this disease. 5 years ago

Sarah Colonna

Sarah Colonna

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Carol Rheaume & Hap Frischknecht

Carol Rheaume & Hap Frischknecht

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Thinking of Madison & her new puppy, Winston Diggs! 5 years ago