If you have a child who has been diagnosed with diabetes, you're not alone. Every year in the United States, 13,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and more than 1 million American kids and adults deal with the disease every day.
Type 1 diabetes also known as juvenile diabetes results when the person's own immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Once those cells are destroyed, they won't ever make insulin again.
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, and no way to predict who will get it. It does not go away and requires lifelong treatment. Kids and teens with type 1 diabetes depend on daily insulin injections or an insulin pump to control their blood glucose levels.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that needs close attention. But with some practical knowledge, you can become your child's most important ally in learning to live with the disease.
Join parents, staff and students from Green Local Schools for the second annual Kids for A Cure Walk on Saturday, April 21 from 2 – 4pm at Green’s Central Park. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and gain that practical knowledge about children who live with T1 Diabetes in a fun, supportive environment. There is no cost to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.
If you would like to be a part of this event, please contact Mrs. Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie McMahan at 330-896-7512.