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JDRF's Mission

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. The goal of the organization is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Learn more here.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Why We Walk: Western PA Walk to Cure Diabetes

Edgar Snyder & Associates staff participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes with the JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter to be a part of the effort to cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Not only that, but we hope that our participation provides more awareness and funding to find better treatments and prevention for this disease.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

Erie "Noteworthy" and the JDRF

We are proud to sponsor the Northwestern PA branch of JDRF in Erie "Noteworthy." During the course of this 10-week karaoke competition, representatives from local nonprofits build teams of singers (think "The Voice") to compete for the grand prize – $1,000 for the winning singer AND for the nonprofit.

This is a great night of entertainment that not only raises money for wonderful organizations but raises awareness as well. There are many other ways to get involved with Erie's JDRF – you can learn more here.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

For most of us, daily activities like eating breakfast or going for a jog outside don't take much thought or planning. But for the three million Americans living with T1D, managing blood sugar levels is a constant balancing act that requires attention day and night. If left unchecked, symptoms can arise leading to dangerous or even life-threatening complications.

Type 1 diabetes is not caused by diet or lifestyle, and there are no known ways to prevent the onset of the disease. It can be managed with insulin injections and careful monitoring, but cannot be cured. The disease affects both children and adults. Symptoms include extreme thirst, frequent urination, sudden vision changes, and sudden weight loss.

The Facts

  • Three million Americans live with T1D
  • 85% are adults, 15% are children
  • T1D healthcare costs reach $14.9 billion each year
  • T1D and T2D are not the same disease. The chart below outlines the differences between the two.
Diabetes Chart