Today we continue introducing our three fantastic charities who are participating in the Newport County AFC Crowdfunder.
Today, we are delighted to introduce JDRF: The type 1 diabetes charity.
Recent NHS findings revealed that people with diabetes are at higher risk of death from Covid-19. In these challenging times, JDRF is doing all it can to help people of all ages with type 1 diabetes keep informed and keep safe.
JDRF’s vision is a world without type 1 diabetes, and we are dedicated to improving lives until we find the cure. To achieve our mission of eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for people in the UK, we:
· Fund world-class research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes
· Work to accelerate the pace of research and the delivery of treatments in the UK
· Give support and a voice to children and adults living with type 1 and their families
Type 1 is an autoimmune condition and can occur at any age. It is important to know it is not your fault if you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes – it is not caused by poor diet or an unhealthy lifestyle. In fact, it isn’t caused by anything that you did or didn’t do.
Treating type 1 diabetes means replacing the insulin that your pancreas doesn't make and monitoring your blood glucose levels. We are developing new treatments to lighten the burden of managing type 1 diabetes such as the artificial pancreas system that can automatically deliver the right dose of insulin at the right time. For more information on JDRF UK please visit https://jdrf.org.uk/