A startup looking to reverse type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million


Now THIS is news I love to hear! ๐ŸŽ‰

http://www.businessinsider.com/semma-therapeutics-raises-114-million-for-stem-cell-diabetes-treatment-2017-11

A startup looking to reverse type 1 diabetes just raised $114 million

Semma Therapeutics, a startup developing treatments that could effectively cure type 1 diabetes, just raised $114 million.


Source

Today, on the final day of Diabetes Awareness Month, I wish it was truly โ€œoverโ€….


Today, on the final day of Diabetes Awareness Month, I wish it was truly โ€œoverโ€.

I wish I could stop thinking about it till November next year. I wish I didnโ€™t have to stop and think about it every day and every hour. Just one break. Thatโ€™s all I ask for.

Until the cure…

#ThisIsDiabetes
#DiabetesAwarenessMonth




Source

November 14th each year is World Diabetes Day. Each year I hope and believe we…


November 14th each year is World Diabetes Day.

Each year I hope and believe we are closer to a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Over 29 years I have lived with this horrific auto-immune disease that is wrecking havoc on my body, whether I can do a damn thing about it or not.

I have lived with the jokes, the cruelty, the silent judgement of others about a disease I did absolutely nothing to deserve.

Each waking day I make complicated math decisions on the fly to keep my self alive. One wrong calculation could kill me.

Everyday I try to have a smile on my face, tell others Iโ€™m going to be ok, when I know deep inside that what this disease is doing to my body is slowly killing, and I canโ€™t do a thing to stop it.

After 29 years, when you go into an eye Drโ€™s office for a retinal bleed and they tell me my eyes look good for someone with Diabetes for 25+ years.

Iโ€™m 32 years old and fear what my life may look like in the next 20 because of our healthcare system and my ability to get the medicines and supplies I need to deal with this stupid disease.

So today, donโ€™t just like this post, use your voice, your social media, your email, whatever it may be and let our Legislature know, that Diabetes is a priority for you and this country and that we wonโ€™t silently sit by and just let another November 14th go by.

#ThisIsDiabetes
#WorldDiabetesDay
#WDD
#DiabeteAwarenessMonth




Source

This is the face of Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 is an auto-immune disease. i did…


This is the face of Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 1 is an auto-immune disease. i didnโ€™t eat too much candy, my pancreas simply stopped working a month before my 3rd birthday.

In 5 months, i will have lived with this chronic illness for 3 decades.

i have to test my blood sugar 6-10 times daily and give myself insulin through my pump, or i die. Simple as that.

Insulin is not a cure. Itโ€™s a medication to keep me alive until the cure.

This is the face of Type 1 Diabetes.

#FacesofDiabetes
#DiabetesAwarenessMonth




Source

Senate won’t vote on GOP health care bill


Thank you Senator’s Collins, McCain, Cruz and Paul for taking a stand.

Another victory, but we can’t stop now.

#WeVoteBecauseMyLifeDependsOnIt

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/health-care-republican-senate-vote/index.html

Senate won’t vote on GOP health care bill

The Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans in a closed-door meeting


Source