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Friday, November 9, 2012

New Haven, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation partner to light monument

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater New Haven Chapter, has partnered with the city and the Soldier and Sailor Monument to light the building up in blue Nov. 14 in observance of World Diabetes Day. Hundreds of monuments around the world are also expected to be lit in blue that day to raise awareness of the problem of juvenile diabetes.
‰ More than 26 million Americans have diabetes
‰ As many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes
‰ 366 million people have diabetes worldwide
‰ In the United States, 30,000 people are diagnosed every year; half of them are children
‰ The prevalence of T1D in people under age 20 rose by 23 percent between 2001 and 2009.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
The goal is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D.



Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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