Juvenile Diabetes, what is it?

Over 300,000 Canadians have Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1). Juvenile or Type 1 Diabetes leaves it’s victims insulin-dependant for life. Juvenile or Type 1 Diabetes is not diet or life-style related and cannot be prevented.

Canada has the third highest occurrence rate of Type 1 diabetes in children 14 years or younger in the world. Type 1 Diabetes occurrence rate is rising by 3-5% per year; the greatest rise is in 5-9 year olds.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was established to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through research. From the discovery of insulin in 1921 to promising breakthrough therapies, now being developed and tested, researchers and scientists in Canada are on the forefront. A cure for Juvenile Diabetes is close.

For a personal account of what it’s really like to live with Type 1 Diabetes, visit thetype1game.blogspot.ca

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