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Sign & Share to Cure Diabetes NOW!

2 Apr

It’s simple, really. JDRF is the world’s preeminent type 1 diabetes fundraising organization. Dr. Denise Faustman at the Faustman Lab is on track to cure type 1 diabetes once and for all. So why doesn’t JDRF give Dr Faustman some cash?

That’s a loaded question, but here’s the point: you can sign my Change.org petition right now, and share it with friends, to DEMAND that JDRF send the Faustman Lab $1Million by the end of the year.

Yep, they’ve got that kind of cash. In fact, JDRF often throws it in all kinds of puzzling directions – like when they donated a cool $20Million to Johnson & Johnson… Yeah, I’m sure they really needed that.

I’m tired of having type 1 diabetes. I’m also tired of JDRF giving us hard-working fundraisers the run-around on why they don’t support Dr F’s research. It comes down to politics, and that’s pretty damn irrelevant to MY pancreas.

Please sign and share with everyone and their mother! Thanks!

PS Please wish the amazing Will Cross a happy birthday tomorrow! He was the first type 1 diabetic mountaineer to summit all 7 highest peaks on every continent! Love ya Will! (PSS – I totally talked to him on the phone when I was planning my own mountaineering expeditions. He’s so awesome!

The Dawn Phenomenon

12 Aug

Today, I was invited by @MomWithDiabetes to post my story on The Diabetic You. So I did. Battling highs and lows all night, 5:00 in the morning seemed a good a time as any.

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As a militantly proud vegetarian of two years, I got a summer cold right before my senior year in high school. I thought it was due to malnourishment, so desperate to feel better, I gave up my cherished diet and scarfed up meat. And cheese. And everything else I could get my hands on.

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