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Inspired by Diabetes U.S. National Contest Winners Share Stories of Perseverance and Success in Managing Diabetes
Date:6/5/2008

n requiring insulin replacement therapy. Garnero says the idea for the pig came from the fact that they were an early source of insulin for people with diabetes.)

"As a certified diabetes educator, I continue to witness the impact diabetes has on the people living with it, their families and global health," Garnero said in her accompanying narrative. "I am continually inspired to provide humorous, educational resources that unite the individual, the family and our international professional community using positive and visually fun ideas."

Inspired by Diabetes builds on the theme of IDF's World Diabetes Day 2007-08, dedicated to children and adolescents living with or at risk of diabetes worldwide. The spirit of the competition is to bring families and people with diabetes together to raise awareness of the global burden of diabetes -- and draw particular attention to people who do not have the resources they need to fight the disease.

By entering the competition, participants have had a direct impact on the lives of children with diabetes around the world.

In honor of the participants from the United States, Lilly made a $50,000 donation to ADA for scholarships for low-income children to attend ADA diabetes camps. For each entry into the global contest, Lilly is donating money to IDF's Life for a Child Program, which provides life-saving diabetes supplies to more than 1,000 children in 17 developing countries.

"We're humbled by the response to the campaign and the depth of personal experiences communicated in the stories and expressions received," said Stewart Perry, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. "We hope these creative expressions will illuminate the many commonalities of a complicated disease, reinforce a community of support and inspire people to realize that they have a lot to contribute in the fight against diabetes."

U.S. Grand Prize winners will have their submissions entered into the global comp
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