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Fund the Cure for Type 1 Diabetes!

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Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 8.37.02 PMType 1 Diabetes is a disease that hits close to home for a few of our amazing workers at the Friendly Toast. For this reason, we would like to take a second to educate you on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), and let you know how you can make a difference just by coming in and eating with us!

For those who don’t know what T1D is, here is a quick breakdown. A person with a normal digestive system is able to breakdown much of the food they intake into glucose, which is a simple sugar that’s stored in your body and used for energy. Their body knows that too much glucose is bad so it releases the hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, which regulates the amount of glucose in their blood.

Type 1 Diabetes develops when the body produces little to no insulin, and is considered an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system erroneously attacks and destroys the pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin. Most T1D patients must be treated with insulin for their entire lives to prevent their blood sugar glucose from reaching levels that damage tissues and threaten lives.

THANKFULLY, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is dedicated to turning Type One into Type None. They’re the leading global organization funding T1D research, and are currently funding 45 human clinical trials of potential T1D therapies, and have research projects in 17 countries around the globe! JDRF is committed to funding the development of new therapies and treatments to keep people with T1D healthier, longer, until a cure is found.

You can help fund the cure just by coming into the Friendly Toast and grabbing a bite to eat! We will be hosting a Friendly Fundraiser for JDRF on Thursday, November 19th! Come in between 4pm and 8pm, and 20% of sales made during those hours will be donated to support this amazing foundation! If you’re interested in donating on your own please visit JDRF’s donation page here!

 

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