Dear Lovely People -
Type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. With T1D, a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body’s own defense system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every day.
Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and — at present — nothing you can do to get rid of it. LETS CHANGE THAT!
ALL of your financial support will go the Juvenelle Diabetes Research Foundation, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. (http://jdrf.org/)
This fundraising effort is in honor of my blond-bestie, who has lived with T1 diabetes since childhood - and continues to smile and look pretty everyday even though she can't eat donuts, or chocolate, or pizza....or donuts. It makes me sad; make me happy AND DONATE! Please, and Thank you! :D