Click here to view testimony from Tom Brobson as he LIVED on the Artificial Pancreas for three days!
As you know, managing T1D is relentless. T1D patients like our loved ones must constantly balance insulin delivery against the amount of food eaten, the amount of exercise and the stress of life. Few people, regardless of age, can focus intensely on this balancing act every moment of the day. But technology can.
JDRF is at the forefront of the most revolutionary advance in diabetes care since the discovery of insulin. The Artificial Pancreas can take away the relentless balancing of insulin delivery. Even as we write this, the Artificial Pancreas is in human trials outside a hospital setting, and more money will speed it to market! Therefore, we have each committed to giving $2,500 to making this life-changing technology available to all of us.
What better gift can we give our loved ones this holiday season than that of a life without constant management of T1D? We hope that you can join us in this campaign, and contribute at a level appropriate for you and your family. We are excited for the opportunity to influence our collective future, and hope for a T1D world of “less until none”.
Michael & Karey Finch
Stu & Benedicte Ogilvie
Bob & Cindy Pailet
Brad & Charlotte Smith
(Members of the JDRF Rocky Mountain Chapter Board)
JDRF is One of Forbes “Standout” All-Star Charities
From Forbes: Some single-disease charities spend a lot of money soliciting contributions by mail. JDRF (it recently renamed itself from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to reflect the varied ages of Type 1 diabetes patients) holds down costs by relying on a network of volunteers–everyone from International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore to “advocates” who lobby Congress for diabetes funding to elementary school kids taking part in the fundraising walks that helped it raise $198 million last year. CEO Jeffrey Brewer touts new Web tools for volunteers. Meanwhile, JDRF directs its big bucks to medical research.
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Get Your JDRF License Plate!
Starting January 3rd, 2012 you can raise awareness for type 1 diabetes and JDRF by replacing your current license plate with a JDRF plate! All it takes is a one time $50 issuance fee. To keep the plate in existence 3,000 must be issued by June 2014 so get yours today!
There are two options for getting a JDRF plate. If your plate is expiring soon you can request a JDRF plate when you renew your plates. The second way is if you want the JDRF plate but your plates are not expiring soon. In this case, you must go to the DMV and request a JDRF plate. Each county has different procedures so contact your local DMV for details!
In Colorado Alone, JDRF Annually Funds Over 3 Million Dollars in Research!
JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin 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.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million in FY2010. That same year, JDRF funded research projects in 19 countries throughout the world, including more than 40 human clinical trials.