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Walk To Cure Diabetes 2010

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JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

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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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