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Nick Jonas to be National Chair of JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes
Date:7/9/2010

abetes nor prevent the possibility of its eventual and devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, heart attack, and stroke. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is often diagnosed in adulthood in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. There are approximately 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, and more than 30,000 children and adults are diagnosed every year.

About JDRF

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes mellitus and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including more than $100 million in FY2009.

Watch the JDRF Diabetes Walks video featuring Nick Jonas.

To register now and participate, sponsor the event, build a Walk team, or for more information please visit http://walk.jdrf.org/ or call (800) 533-CURE.
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