25.8 million men, women, and children in the United States have diabetes. That is 8.3% of the American population. 79 million more Americans are currently at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Last week JDRF launched the Artificial Pancreas Campaign. Now, they need your help. You can help the FDA understand what having access to the Artificial Pancreas will mean to those living with diabetes by signing a petition. The goal of the initiative is to convince the FDA to adopt the recommendations of clinical experts to advance the development of an artificial pancreas, a device which has the potential to be the most revolutionary advancement in the treatment of T1D since the discovery of insulin.
Dr. Janet Silverstein, a diabetes expert at the UF College of Medicine, is a powerful advocate for change in the war against childhood diabetes. She has a compelling reason: if type 1 diabetes continues to spread at its current rate, one in three Americans born today will get this incurable disease.
Get all the latest information on keeping your child with diabetes safe at school. View the American Diabetes Association's recorded webinar presentation, focusing on challenges facing students with diabetes, Federal and State laws, developing a 504 plan and strategies to overcome challenges, and much more!
Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, R.N., a consultant for the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, spoke about the importance of National Institutes of Health-funded diabetes research and its effects on patients and families at a congressional briefing in Washington D.C.