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  • Juvenile Diabetes Walking to Find a Cure!
  • What is Diabetes?
    • A disorder when the body has trouble regulating its blood glucose or blood sugar levels
    • There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2
    • Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar
  • Facts About Diabetes
    • 17 million people in the U.S. have diabetes
    • About 35 children are diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes each day
    • Well over 1 million children have type 1 diabetes
  • Overview of Type 1 Diabetes
    • Generally develops in children, teens, and young adults
    • Juvenile Diabetes does not go away
    • Destroys the insulin producing cells
    • Without insulin our cells cannot absorb the sugar they need to function
    • Daily injections or insulin pumps
  • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Juvenile Diabetes
    • Insulin-dependent diabetes
    • A disorder of the body’s immune system
    • Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys certain cells in the pancreas
  • Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    • Extreme thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Drowsiness or lethargy
    • Sugar in urine
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Sudden vision changes
  • Highs & Lows
    • “ A balancing act”
    • Too much sugar in the system causes blood sugar levels to go “high”
    • Too much insulin in the system, or eating too little food, can cause “low” blood sugars
  • JDRF
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • Fundraises money through the Walk for the Cure
    • Dedicated to improving the lives of children living with diabetes
  • Walk For A Cure
  • QUIZ TIME! Answer correct & pick a prize.
  • Question # 1
    • What is type 1 diabetes?
  • Answer # 1
    • Juvenile Diabetes
    • A disorder when the body has trouble regulating its blood sugar levels
    • Insulin-dependent diabetes
    • A disorder of the immune system
  • Question # 2
    • Name two symptoms
    • of Type 1 diabetes.
  • Answer # 2
    • Extreme thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Drowsiness or lethargy
    • Sugar in urine
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Sudden vision changes
  • Question # 3
    • Approximately how many children are diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes each day?
  • Answer # 3
    • About 35 children
  • Question #4
    • What does JDRF stand for?
  • Answer #4
    • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Question #5
    • What is needed for our cells to absorb the sugar we need to function?
  • Answer #5
    • Insulin
  • Question #6
    • Who typically develops type 1 diabetes?
  • Answer #6
    • Children
    • Teens
    • Young adults
  • Question #7
    • What are two types of diabetes?
  • Answer #7
    • Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes
  • Question #8
    • Does too much sugar in the system cause blood sugar levels to go “high” or “low”?
  • Answer #8
    • high
  • Question #9
    • Does too much insulin in the system, or too little food, cause “high” or “low” blood sugars?
  • Answer #9
    • low
  • Question #10
    • About how many children have Juvenile Diabetes?
  • Answer #10
    • Well over 1 million children
  • Thank You!