World Diabetes Day

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JDRF, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and other local health organizations hosted the reading of the proclomation by Mayor Lionel Rivera at the Palmer Center Plaza.Mayor Lionel Rivera gave a public reading of the proclamation designating November 14 as World Diabetes Day in Colorado Springs. Balloons were released symbolizing the fact that someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 35 minutes. Diabetic youth performed the song “Promise to Remember Me”.

The Penrose Fountain was one of the local landmarks that was lit in blue on November 14th to honor World Diabetes Day.

The 2007 – 2008 Promise to Remember me Campaign is in full swing.
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Polish Off Juvenile Diabetes with Silpada Designs. Click on the Picture for more details.

Attention Medtronic MiniMed Pump Users!

Diabetes is a complicated disease. It requires the average person with diabetes to be a mathematician, dietician, label-reader and problem solver to name a few. After years with this disease and the ever changes needs of our bodies, we still don’t qualify as “experts”. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

JDRF and Medtronic MiniMed have partnered to offer Patient Information classes. For more information on Events taking place in your area, visit https://www.minimed.com/events

dLifeTV is a national television program all about the diabetes lifestyle and airs every Sunday at 7pm on CNBC. Vist their website, www.dLife.com for more information.

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

Diabetes and its complications affect more than 18 million people in the U.S., and 194 million around the world. As many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes – the most severe form of the disease.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $900 million to diabetes research, including more than $98 million in FY2005. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In FY2005, the Foundation funded 500 centers, grants and fellowships in 19 countries.

More than $6.5 million has been provided to Colorado research facilities via JDRF fundraising activities since 2002.

With your help, we are moving research from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside, translating scientific advances into longer, healthier lives for those with diabetes. With your help, we are moving closer to our goal…a cure for diabetes and its complications.

Mary Tyler Moore
International Chairman