Chicago - House of Blues 4/15
Get tickets HERE before they sell out!
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes in American children and adolescents is on the increase. Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system. One child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each and every hour. Not only will they be insulin-dependent for life, but devastating life-limiting and life-shortening complications, such as blindness, amputation, heart disease and stroke, and kidney failure are an ever-present threat. Insulin is not a cure for the disease—it is merely life support.
Partnership for Cures and its funding partners Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research and the Miller Diabetes Fund are funding research that could speed safe and effective new treatments to patients with juvenile (type I) diabetes. They are currently supporting several major research projects at prestigious institutions in North America that could change the way that juvenile diabetes is treated, giving countless children and adults hope for a simple and effective cure. Some of these research projects are breaking new ground in medical science because a live patient with long standing juvenile diabetes would get a combination of new and old medications that could stop or reduce the juvenile diabetes.