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Type 1 Diabetes – Awareness and Cure

Check out this video by professional snowboarder Sean Busby, who has type 1 diabetes, and join him on his one day T1D text challenge.

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Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) affects mostly children. From little babies to teenagers and above. Once a kid has it, she has it for life. There is currently no cure. My family is learning more about  T1D everyday as my youngest daughter was diagnosed ten months ago.

The Junior Diabetes Research Foundation describes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) as an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. 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.

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