Type One’s Renegade Run – More than just an obstacle course race
When you sign up to run, to volunteer, or to be a sponsor for Renegade Run you are committing to Type One’s purpose of raising awareness and funds toward a cure through research for type 1 diabetes.
Get the facts about type 1 diabetes
As many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. It cannot be prevented and it is not a result of lifestyle choices.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that’s caused by your pancreas not producing enough insulin – a necessary hormone for your body to function properly.
Type 1 diabetes used to be diagnosed mainly in children – the term juvenile diabetes is no longer accurate because type 2 diabetes is also somewhat common in children these days, and adults are also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Researchers aren’t exactly sure what causes type 1 diabetes. However, they have some ideas. It may be linked to your genes – if a family member has type 1 diabetes, you may be at an increased risk of developing it. Also, certain environmental factors, such as stress, your diet – even a virus – may trigger type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes can also be called insulin-dependent diabetes because people with type 1 must take insulin daily in order to live.
Type One supports the work of the Faustman Lab at MGH
The Faustman Lab is leading the way with their human clinical trials to regenerate the pancreas in diabetics and change the course of this devastating disease. Through our donations, we support the work being done at the Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Denise Faustman’s current research continues to focus on uncovering new treatments for type 1 diabetes. Phase II of the BCG human clinical trial is currently underway in hopes to reverse type 1 diabetes. Sharing our joint vision of reversing type 1 diabetes in humans is Dr. Denise Faustman, Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Click here to visit the Faustman Lab’s Facebook Page and stay up to date on their progress.
For more information on the clinical trials and the research study, please click on the link below.
On behalf of the 3 million people with type 1 diabetes, their family and friends we say THANK YOU for your commitment to our cause and our promise to find a cure!
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