Walk To Cure Diabetes 2010

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — New Yorkers turned out Sunday for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk To Cure Diabetes.

Registration began at 8:30 a.m. and the five mile walk itself was scheduled for 10:00 a.m., starting at Battery Park.

The event is intended to raise funds for research into Type 1 Diabetes. In this disease, the body’s immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas – the responsible for producing insulin. Insulin is the hormone that causes the liver to absorb excess glucose in the blood and store it as glycogen.

Without insulin, that sugar remains in the blood, and can lead to serious kidney and heart complications, among others.

Currently there’s no cure. JDRF seeks to change that.

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  • annamaries

    Diabetes AND OBESITY is caused by food chemicals. THIS HAS BEEN PROVEN

    The food for the last 30 years has drugs and chemicals that make BILLION$$$ for the drug makers and destroy the peoples gut(insulin)

    The Diabetes drug makers took in 50 billion$$ in one year! While give drugs that destroy the heart muscle

    A filmmaker has been reversing diabetes AND obesity in now 10 countries WITHOUT medications and the drug makers do not promote the story

    or just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

    • B


      Do not comment on things that you obviously know NOTHING about. This walk was to support finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes, also known as Type 1 Diabetes, not Type 2.

      Type 1 Diabetes has nothing to do with obesity and food chemicals. Many of those affected have lean body types some are even world class athletes.

      Many people with Type 1 Diabetes are only 2 or 3 years old when they are diagnosed. And they cannot do anything to cause or prevent it.

      As a physician and Type 1 diabetic myself, I find your comments to be hateful, ignorant, and extremely insensitive.

      Get a real education and until then, keep your trap shut.

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