DID YOU KNOW??

  • More than 3 million people live with type 1 diabetes
  • Persons with T1D  pricks his/her fingers more than 2,000 time a year to check their blood sugar
  • The rate of T1D in children in children under 14 is estimated to increase by 3% annually
  • THERE IS NO CURE FOR T1D!!!
  • People don’t get T1D because of what they eat or how much they weigh
  • T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone needed to convert food into energy

 

“People with type 1 diabetes have to take insulin.  If you don’t take insulin, you’ll die.  It’s a 100% fatal disease.”

            -Aaron Kowalski, VP of Treatment Therapies for JDRF

 

Thank you for being a dedicated Kenzie’s Kure supporter!  The proceeds from Kenzie’s Kure events go directly to JDRF to support T1D research.  Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has funded more than $1.7 billion in diabetes research and has dramatically advanced the T1D scientific frontier and the management of the disease.   Visit www.jdrf.org to learn more.

 

THANK YOU!

A big thank you to everyone who joined us at Cocktails for a Cure.  We raised more than $1,300 for JDRF – the world’s leading funder of type 1 diabetes research.