Kalee Nielsen wrote -
About TYPE 1 DIABETES (found on the JDRF website):
"Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.
However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood-sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation."
Lives are changed forever with a diagnosis of Diabetes... but there is something we can do to help. We, the sisters of Alpha Gamma Delta at Ohio University are raising money for JDRF which support Diabetes research, education, awareness, and other related services.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we are doing our part to help the greater community in which we have been placed and raise awareness for a disease that has effected so many people across our nation. Join us in our vision for a world without T1D!