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Support For A Type 1 Cure
The Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes is using a genetic approach to try to better understand the step-by-step mechanisms that cause the destruction of the beta cells by studying the family members of people with type 1 diabetes.
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Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions. In recent years, vaccinations have prevented an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths per year along with countless episodes of illness and disability.
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Fifteen-year-old Ben is a musician, athlete, and has type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed at the age of 6, Ben admits that he didn’t want to accept that he had diabetes. Until the age of 12 his parents helped him to manage his diabetes. But like any other teen, Ben wanted his independence, but as he gained independence for his diabetes, he also lacked responsibility of keeping it under control.
Watch as he and his parents discuss the difficult road they traveled to get Ben to accept his diabetes and show it who’s boss. Ben has realized that by not managing his diabetes it not only affected him, but also his band and teammates who want him to be there 100%.