Thursday, February 13, 2014

What is Paracord 101 about?

As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I know the importance of the JDRF. There are many misconceptions and stereotypes when someone says "diabetes" thanks to the mainstream media not emphasizing the difference between Type 1 and Type 2.

"In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves you with little or no insulin. Instead of being transported into your cells, sugar builds up in your bloodstream. Type 1 is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, though exactly what many of those factors are is still unclear." -Mayo Clinic

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