#T1DLooksLikeMe

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) started a new online campaign, #T1DLooksLikeMe. Instead of raising money to fund T1D research, the non-profit is focusing its efforts during Diabetes Awareness month on debunking misconceptions about who gets diabetes. I’ve written several posts in the past about how often T1D is confused with Type 2 Diabetes (and how angry that makes me). Because of the public health sector’s campaigns to combat the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic, many don’t understand that Type 1 is something entirely different. They don’t connect Type 1 to Juvenile Diabetes, an autoimmune disorder that strikes during childhood and adolescence. #T1DLooksLikeMe helps show the world the faces of Type 1, faces of children and healthy adults who were diagnosed as children. Here are some of the posts I’ve found with the #T1DLooksLikeMe.

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