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Each year, thousands of people participate in several dozen walks around the country in an effort to raise money to cure type 1 diabetes . The annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes has been part of my life for the last few years. Last year I was seven months pregnant and walked with my husband and mom. We called our family team, "Baby Bonilla" in honor of the little one we were eagerly anticipating.
This year I'm getting my company involved and walking as part of a corporate team. I decided to increase my donation goal and wrote a fundraising letter. I wanted to share the content of the letter with my blog readers because finding a cure for this disease is so important.
Here's my letter:
Dear Family, Friends, and Colleagues:
Today I'm writing to share two of my passions with you: children and finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. As you may know, I was diagnosed with type 1 or juvenile diabetes when I was 13 years old. While diabetes is a struggle I know person...
It’s downright irritating to have snake oil salesmen and con men continue to confuse Internet readers with claims of diabetes cures. It’s all over the place: today, Googling for the phrase “diabetes cures” found about 2,170,000 webpages, including some blatant nonsense: Lots of websites have promoted a product called Diamaxol (formerly called Diabeticine), which “along with a healthy lifestyle, has been shown in clinical studies to be 99% effective for Type 2 and 64% effective for Type 1 at reversing the root cause of diabetes. ” Sure, as if there were a single “root cause” to be reversed! And how can a bunch of herbs (that's all they are hawking) “ reverse ” type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disease in which pancreatic beta cells are destroyed? And you can “Discover the Shocking Truth About A Cure for Diabetes Being Suppressed!” – but it turns out to be another pitch for Diamaxol. Then there are the booksellers with claims such as “I cured my husband of diabetes -- that’s right ...
Canadian scientists say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes. The research finds that defective nerve endings in mice attract immune system proteins that can mistakenly attack the pancreas. When the researchers injected a substance to counteract this effect, the mice were cured overnigh t. Now our community at MyDiabetesCentral is reacting to this news, and you may be surprised at what they have to say. Read Kim Emmons-Benjet's response Read Bill Quick's response For more stories on this breakthrough research click below: Type 1 Diabetes May Be Caused By Disruption of Link Between Nerve Cells and Beta Cells-JDRF Researchers reverse diabetes in mice-Reuters Toronto scientists cure disease in mice-National Post
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