Friday, January 23, 2009

Hope for the Future

In his Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama told us that chief among his objectives is to "restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost."

As the Executive Director of the Tulsa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, I couldn’t be more thrilled, and eagerly anticipate the new administration moving forward to explore areas of science that will lead to cures for diseases such as type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes strikes more than 30,000 Americans each year, more than half of them kids. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 must test their blood sugar and inject themselves with insulin (or use a pump) multiple times each day, every day of their lives. Insulin is not a cure for type 1, and it doesn’t prevent diabetes complications like blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, or nerve damage. Research to find a cure is the only course of action – a course that can only be accelerated by an Administration committed to using science to raise the quality and affordability of health care.

The mission of JDRF is to support research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Since 1970, JDRF has spent $1.3 billion to uncover ways to fund science to reverse the immune system attack that causes diabetes, restore normal blood sugars, prevent or reverse the devastating complications the disease can cause, and – until a cure is found – help people better control their type 1 diabetes, lead longer lives, and lower the risk of complications.

The new President said “There is work to be done.” On behalf of the JDRF community, we hope that much of that work is focused on using science to bring cures for disease and a better life for Americans. First on the list will be for the President to keep his promise to issue an executive order to overturn the current restrictive policy on embryonic stem cell research – which could be key to better understanding why diabetes develops and in developing new treatments for the disease.

We look forward to a time when type 1 diabetes no longer threatens the lives of millions of Americans – and costs literally hundreds of billions of dollars in health care expenses each and every year. And we’re ready to work hand-in-hand with the administration to speed the pace of research leading to a cure.

-Official Statement from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Anonymous said...

Please read the February 2009 Issue of TIME magazine. It talks about curing diabetes in 2 years if the Ban on stem cell research would be lifted. President OBAMA promised to lift the ban that President Bush put into place in 2001. READ the article!!! We need to make sure OBAMA Lifts the BAN ASAP!!!

Anonymous said...

We need a national advertising campaign to run asking President OBAMA to lift the ban on stem cell research!!!

Mary Tyler MOore where are you!!!
Jonas Brothers where are you???

Wake up... now is the time that we can cure diabetes --- TYPE I or II

Anonymous said...

READ this months article in TIME Magazine.!!! Front page is talking about 2 years for a cure of Diabetes if Ban on stem cell research is lifted.

Anonymous said...

If you wanna buy some other things which are not listed in our website:
runescape gold
runescape accounts
runescape money
runescape power leveling
runescape gold
runescape accounts
runescape items
runescape gold
runescape accounts
runescape accounts
runescape money
runescape accounts
runescape items
wow cd key
please contact with our customer service with on-line chat or add our Email,we will stock it for
you in a short time after you told us what you needed.

Health Advocate said...

Good to read about that...definitely there is a lot of hope for the future from the medical development that is happening.

Electronic Medical Records said...

Dibetes is indeed a very difficult disease to handle.Too much of health diet to follow and retrictive lifestyle along with medicines.

great meals for diabetics said...

Yep...I believe that medical technology is just about to make a breakthrough. Good Post

Kia said...

Dear Webmaster, is the largest up to date informational database consisting of general health and disease information. The only way to combat disease and promote healthy living is to provide the public current information on health and diseases. consists of breaking news in the health world and offers the information needed to take preventive and combative measures to fight disease. Your website seems to be a very credible resource and would beneficial to us in the fight to combat the contraction and spread of disease. You can aid us in this fight by simply putting a banner or link up for us, making our site available to your vast public. I have included the code for the banner within this email showing you exactly what this banner will look like. Thank you for your time, effort, and work you have done, we look forward to any thoughts you may have. is awarding you as top resource and if you would like to get the banner, please email me back with the subject line as your URL to avoid Spam and also to make sure that you only get the banner.

Clare said...

Our company is always making effort on wholesale and retail of Air Jordan Shoes, NFL Jerseys, MBT Shoes, Nike TN and Puma Shoes Men . I would like to inform everyone likes sports apparels, we will offer discount up to 50% discount for large order, especially in NFL Jerseys, if you like these, please don’t hesitate to tell you friend, welcome group purchase in our online store.

I LOVE YOU said...


job said...


buy eve said...