Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, life-threatening autoimmune disease for which there is currently no cure. Contrary to popular belief, diet and lifestyle are not causes of the disease. Undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes can result in Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which can lead to serious conditions including coma, brain damage, and even death. In partnership with EASE T1D (Education, Awareness, Support, Empowerment - Type 1 Diabetes), we provide vials of insulin to Type 1 Diabetes Helping Hands Foundation as well as funding to researchers such as the Massachusetts General Hospital MGH Faustman Lab.
Sacramento, CA (March 14, 2016) California State Senator Richard Roth’s Measure to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes Approved by State Senate: Senate Resolution 63 has received strong support from Education, Awareness, Support and Empowerment (EASE) T1D, an organization founded by mothers Debbie George, Robyn Lopez and Michelle Thornburg, all of whom have children with Type 1 diabetes. EASE T1D, which is sponsored by the nonprofit Institute for Education, Research and Scholarships (IFERS), a 501(c)(3), advocates educating parents on the signs and symptoms of T1D at all well baby/child care visits in an effort to prevent Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially life-threatening condition. Read the California state government press release.
Excerpt from "Google It"
Pages 136 to 148 from the book "Google It" published by Springer Science+Business Media
Best Friends, Baseball, and Type 1 Diabetes
by Debbie George