08 Jun Come together for the Cure–Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
During the recent 11th Annual Promise Ball-Come Together for the Cure held on May 22nd at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, The Abbey Catering & Event Design was thrilled to be able to donate a 3 day, 2 night stay at our luxury condo in Las Vegas for their auction. The function that evening was able to raise some $745,000 for research. Despite all the wonderful contributions provided by the lovely people of San Diego, the foundation can still use more assistance in their fight.The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JDRF) has been making great strides in the San Diego area in the fight against Diabetes. The JDRF has built a nationwide network of Advocates who are dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. We are all working together to advance the search for a cure faster and more effectively.
Some Facts About Diabetes
Affects Children and Adults
Type 1 diabetes usually strikes children, adolescents, and young adults, but it can be diagnosed in adults as well. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
Needs Constant Attention
To stay alive, people with type 1 diabetes must take multiple insulin injections daily or continually infuse insulin through a pump. They must also test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day. While trying to balance insulin doses with their food intake and daily activities, people with this form of diabetes still must always be prepared for serious hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) reactions, both of which can be life-limiting and life threatening.
Not Cured By Insulin
While insulin injections or infusions allow a person with type 1 to stay alive, they do not cure diabetes, nor do they necessarily prevent the possibility of the disease’s devastating effects, which may include: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
- As many as three million Americans may have type 1 diabetes.
- Each year, more than 15,000 children – 40 per day – are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the U.S.
Please follow the link here, to find out more about how you too can have a part in this incredible work being done right here in San Diego. Thank you in advance for your tremendous support.