Identify and help find a cure for diabetes
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WFTX - November is National Diabetes Awareness month and this month the Florida Suncoast Chapter has teamed up with Pyure to help us raise awareness.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and as many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes currently affects 366 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 552 million by the year 2030.
Some of the warning signs of type 1 diabetes may occur suddenly and include:
Drowsiness or lethargy
Sudden weight loss
Sudden vision changes
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations and new cases of blindness in young adults in the U.S. It is also a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. Their mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.
For more information head to www.pyuresweet.com