JDRF Offers Fall Fun for Families Affected by Type 1 Diabetes
The JDRF (www.jdrf.org/omaha) Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Chapter is thrilled to be hosting their annual Outreach Event, sponsored by the I-80 Cosmopolitan Club of Omaha, at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 6 from noon to 2 p.m. This event enables individuals living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families to spend a fun-filled fall day enjoying a hot dog lunch, roasting marshmallows, connecting with other families, and experiencing all that Vala’s has to offer. A Vendor Fair provides information on community resources and the latest technology for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).
People with T1D can still enjoy Halloween treats and save some of the candy for treating low blood sugars. Anyone can use these great alternatives:
- Parents can buy back the sweets from their child.
- Check with your local dental offices. They often have candy buy-back programs.
- Give back to others! Food pantries often accept candy donations for those in need, and military organizations will send candy to troops overseas.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting the T1D community. JDRF is leading the fight against T1D by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for those impacted by T1D. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.jdrf.org/omaha or contact Anna Raur, senior outreach manager, at (402) 397-2873 / firstname.lastname@example.org.