JDRF Parent Support Group Meeting this Thursday

 

Thursday, October 18 6:45 PM

Milwood Public Library

(12500 Amherst Drive, Austin, TX 78727)

Topic: Noncompliance

Join the JDRF parent support  group! This is a place where you can safely discuss the challenges of  parenting a child or teen with type 1 Diabetes.

ALSO:

Ongoing help is needed with the Kids Walk program at the JDRF Austin office, Mon-Fri 9-5.

For more information, write to austin@jdrf.org or call (512) 343-0663.

ABOUT JDRF:

For more than 40 years, JDRF has been a leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes, through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, we have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.

But today, we realize that we are engaged in a process of curing type 1 diabetes – that a cure is not just a destination but also a journey along a path. And we recognize that a part of our mission must be to help those living with type 1 today to live healthier, easier, and safer lives until we arrive at the end of that path.

In addition, we understand that the word “juvenile” is no longer descriptive of the disease or those burdened with it. JDRF market research tells us that, today, 85 percent of those in the U.S with type 1 diabetes are adults. We must communicate that JDRF is an organization for ALL ages, and ALL stages of this disease.

The JDRF identity was created with these key considerations in mind. We have dropped the formal name “Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation” from our identity and will be known simply as JDRF. This better reflects our commitment to work for ALL those with type 1 diabetes.

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