Central Coast Type One Diabetes Foundation
The Central Coast Type One Diabetes Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by family and friends of the Type 1 community in Santa Barbara County, California. We are moms, dads, grandparents, friends, and family members committed to helping empower and support insulin dependent children, young adults and their families in the daily challenges associated in living with Type 1 diabetes, also known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes. We strive to provide vibrant local support for the Type 1 community whether they are children or adults.
Our hope that Type 1 diabetes be cured one day, but until that time we are committed to creating a strong lasting support system around each Type 1 to help them do what is necessary to achieve their full potential and dreams beyond their diabetes. We offer immediate assistance to newly diagnosed children, adults and families, continuing education through support groups and classes, as well as local events and social networking opportunities for Type 1 families so that each Type 1 knows they are not alone.
Type 1 Diabetes used to be known as juvenile diabetes. About 5-10% of people who have diabetes have Type 1. In Type 1 Diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin making cells. This means that the pancreas no longer makes insulin. Type 1 usually occurs in children, teens and young adults, but can occur at any age. People with Type 1 Diabetes must take insulin daily in the form of injections. Insulin cannot be taken in pill form because acids in the stomach destroy it. This type of diabetes CANNOT be reversed or cured through diet and exercise. People with Type 1 are insulin dependent to live. Insulin is not a cure....it's life support.
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