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Sugary Drink Tax

Sugary drinks are a leading cause of obesity. In addition to reducing consumption of these beverages, the tax could offer funding for health education programs! Learn more!

Can You FEEL Your Number?

The feeling of normal blood sugar is likely something you can actually describe because you feel it, at points, along with highs and lows that give you something to compare it to.

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Help Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's pancreas makes little to no insulin. The disease develops when the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, called beta cells. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in the blood. Over time, increased glucose in the blood can lead to serious problems with the heart, kidneys, nerves, and eyes.

Because the cause of the disease is still unknown, after more than 100 years, we still treat the symptoms of diabetes, rather than the disease itself. Scientists believe that a person's own immune system, directed by genetic and environmental factors, plays a major role in the development of the disease. Before we can develop new treatments and a cure for diabetes, laboratory research is needed to understand the mechanics and triggers of type 1 diabetes.

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