Sparkling Ice® Joins JDRF to Raise Awareness around Type 1 Diabetes
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What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin. The body normally breaks down carbohydrates into blood glucose (called blood sugar) and, with the help of a hormone called insulin, transports it into the cells of the body where it can be used for energy. Without insulin, the body is unable to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body and the cells starve.
Although the disease usually starts in people under 20, it can happen at any age, including adulthood. It’s estimated that 1.25 million Americans are currently living with type 1 diabetes and an additional 40,000 more will be diagnosed each year. The causes of type 1 diabetes are not fully known and there is currently no cure.
Those living with type 1 diabetes are dependent upon insulin injections and other treatments to survive. With proper treatment, education and resources, diabetics can take control of their condition and have healthy, active lifestyles.
For over 25 years, Sparkling Ice® has supported type 1 diabetes through local programs and initiatives. In 2019, Sparkling Ice® joined the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as a Foundation Sponsor for their 2019 “I’m the Type” campaign. With a focus on critical research, JDRF is a non-profit organization with a mission to find better treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. In addition to research, JDRF provides a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by type 1 diabetes.
I’m the Supportive Type: Get Involved. Join the Campaign.
JDRF offers year-round opportunities to get involved, including golf tournaments, galas, support groups, research opportunities and more. JDRF One Walk is the largest type 1 diabetes event in the world, where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with type 1 diabetes safer and healthier, until it’s no longer a threat. To find a JDRF One Walk near you, visit the JDRF website.
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