The first very big transition is we’re moving away from the over reliance on the cure as the central part of our message and funding. This does not mean JDRF is any less committed in its focus to find a cure, but we have some work to do in order to get there. And in the meantime, there are many people who will live with diabetes for a relatively long period of time. We have a responsibility and an opportunity to help them live better, healthier, longer, and less stressful lives. And so one of the big changes that we’re undergoing is focusing on improving the lives of people living with diabetes on a day-to-day basis.
I think the cure is different things to different people at different stages of diabetes. I think the only complete cure at the end of the day is you never get diabetes to begin with – it’s probably prevention.
As I said, we’re moving towards a 50-50 split of activities and funding between cure and glucose control/complications
MAYBE BLOGGING WITH HIGH EMOTIONS ISN'T A GOOD THING FOR ME.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE SUGAR BOLUS TOMORROW!!!!!