Tests under way to see if controlling immune system might curb Type 1 diabetes
NEW DELHI - Diabetes mellitus Type 1 (also known as Type I diabetes, T1D, T1DM, IDDM, juvenile diabetes) is an auto-immune disease that results in the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.
Valentine’s Day campaign “Buy Once , Give Twice!” announced by American Diabetes Wholesale, the company will forward 50% of their profits to the promotion of the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Most diabetics seldom realize or care about the dangers of diabetes, that is until it is too late. The dreaded “slow killer” not only brings in mortality (which considering the other consequences may even be a welcome relief) but continuous pain, suffering and stealthily progressing debilitating diseases like poly-neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, chronic renal failure and more.
In an attempt to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, relatives of those suffering from the disease, recently joined together at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
USA has seen a large increase in number of diabetes patients in both adult and minor population. For past few years, Juvenile Diabetes is spreading largely. More than 13,000 children in the country are diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes each year, and as many as 3 million Americans have the disease.
According to the latest report by the American Diabetes Association reports, nearly 17,800 people in Cambria and Somerset counties have diabetes. Still nearly 43,000 are suffering from pre-diabetes. Nearly one in five has a significant chance of becoming diabetic.