Welcome back! Hope you had a great weekend and took some time to think about how the Special Diabetes Progress (SDP) is speeding daily progress towards a cure for type 1. Hope you're ready to sign our petition to ask Congress to renew the SDP, if you have haven't already. Or you can share it with your family and friends by sending them this link, http://bit.ly9wQh0b. Most important of all, we hope our last week of SDP conversation topics gave you the opportunity to understand how SDP funded research is making the lives of those living with diabetes better. Anit-CD3, today's conversation topic and a drug that allows the body to continue producing insulin even after being diagnosed with diabetes, is not only provided to you by Amanda on our JDRF Advocacy staff but also by American Idol runner up and type 1, Crystal Bowersox. Crystal, who is currently on tour with the American Idol concert series, took some time out of her busy schedule to visit the JDRF Advocacy office on DC so she could also encourage you to take action and support our petition and renew the SDP this year.
A big thank you to Crystal for adding her name and face to JDFR. We desperately need more high profile people such as Crystal and Brett Michaels to have a voice for children such as my 2 1/2 year old grandson who was diagnosed with type 1 6 months ago. Hopefully it will help make things easier for him and others down the road
Thank You To Crystal for the work your doing for JDRF .We need and appreciate all your doing :)
I am living proof that the Anti CD3 trial funded through JDRF and the Special Diabetes program is making a difference. As a participant in an Anti CD3 trial at UCSF Children's Hospital, I have witnessed first hand how the doctors and researchers are working hard to find the cure and I am more hopeful than ever that my dream will become reality in my lifetime! Thank you JDRF for continuing the fight on our behalf!
Thanks to all of you that submitted a vote for your favorite Special Diabetes Program (SDP) funded research