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The biennial event, which runs from July 9-11, gives these children the opportunity to meet with lawmakers to help them understand "what life with T1D is like, while forming lasting bonds with fellow youth who live with this autoimmune disease," according to the organization's website.
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/flori ... tter-lives

Certainly an admirable way to raise awareness. .
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Fancy wrote: Jul 6th, 2023, 10:11 pm
The biennial event, which runs from July 9-11, gives these children the opportunity to meet with lawmakers to help them understand "what life with T1D is like, while forming lasting bonds with fellow youth who live with this autoimmune disease," according to the organization's website.
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/flori ... tter-lives

Certainly an admirable way to raise awareness. .
That’s subjective
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While we are busy raising awareness, be aware there is more than one type of diabetes.
Most people have heard of Type 1 (which usually occurs in children), Type 2 (which usually occurs in adults), but there is also Type 1.5 (so called because it has some features of the Type 1 and Type 2). And then there's Type 3 diabetes, which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
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hozzle wrote: Jul 6th, 2023, 11:03 pm
Fancy wrote: Jul 6th, 2023, 10:11 pm
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/flori ... tter-lives

Certainly an admirable way to raise awareness. .
That’s subjective
Why wouldn't someone find it admirable for a young person to raise awareness?
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Since we haven't covered much on Type 1 Diabetes, an excellent resource is Dr. Richard Bernstein, still practicing medicine into his 80's and himself a person with Type 1 Diabetes. He specializes in Diabetes treatments by helping children and adults improve their Diabetes management with diet, exercise and medication, a little different approach since many of his patients are able to reduce the amount of insulin or other diabetic medications they are on and live a less chaotic life around their diabetes.
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Here is list of Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes:
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According to the CDC, 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes in the United States have type 2. Just 5 percent of people have type 1.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articl ... 20type%201.
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"Just" 2-3 million in the u.s. with type 1 diabetes, 400,000 in the u.k., 50,000 in little Finland(with only 5.5 million people), bc. has 40-80,000 people with type 1. Globally expected to increase from 8 million to 13 million in the next 20 years.
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Yup makes sense that those numbers are increasing... same for type 2 unfortunately.
The population is increasing too... might have a little to do for both numbers I'd imagine.
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Insulin therapy has been around since 1922
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hozzle wrote: Jul 7th, 2023, 1:44 pm Insulin therapy has been around since 1922
Mentioned on the link I just posted:
The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.
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Yup. Just thought I'd point it out. Thanks
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And discovered by a Canadian:
Insulin was the first peptide hormone discovered.[16] Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best, working in the laboratory of J. J. R. Macleod at the University of Toronto, were the first to isolate insulin from dog pancreas in 1921. Frederick Sanger sequenced the amino acid structure in 1951, which made insulin the first protein to be fully sequenced.[17] The crystal structure of insulin in the solid state was determined by Dorothy Hodgkin in 1969. Insulin is also the first protein to be chemically synthesised and produced by DNA recombinant technology.[18] It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.[19]
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Fancy wrote: Jul 8th, 2023, 7:25 am And discovered by a Canadian:
Insulin was the first peptide hormone discovered.[16] Frederick Banting and Charles Herbert Best, working in the laboratory of J. J. R. Macleod at the University of Toronto, were the first to isolate insulin from dog pancreas in 1921. Frederick Sanger sequenced the amino acid structure in 1951, which made insulin the first protein to be fully sequenced.[17] The crystal structure of insulin in the solid state was determined by Dorothy Hodgkin in 1969. Insulin is also the first protein to be chemically synthesised and produced by DNA recombinant technology.[18] It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.[19]
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