Prevention Research Efforts at JDRF

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Prevention Research
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A medical and pharmaceutical supply company headquartered in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply provides top-quality service to clients throughout the health care sector. DV Medical Supply also maintains an active philanthropic presence, supporting organizations such as JDRF.

Formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF works to create a world where nobody has to struggle with type-1 diabetes (T1D). In addition to funding research to find effective cures and treatments for the disease, JDRF sponsors research into preventing the onset of T1D. Although T1D is not currently preventable, there may still be risk factors that individuals can avoid.

Thanks to research grants provided by JDRF, medical scientists have discovered a link between T1D onset and triggers such as viral infections and environmental conditions. Based on these associations, researchers have begun investigating potential vaccines for T1D. Another exciting avenue of inquiry involves microbes in the gut, which may play an important role in the onset of autoimmune disorders such as T1D.

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Frequently Asked Questions about JDRF’s One Walk Events

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JDRF’s One Walk
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A family-operated supplier of medical and pharmaceutical supplies, DV Medical Supply serves clients throughout the United States from its headquarters in Gardena, California. Further, DV Medical Supply supports JDRF, an organization that supports people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and raises funds for research into the disease.

Among the fundraisers held by JDRF is One Walk, which sees supporters from all over the United States come together to complete sponsored walks. Here are some frequently asked questions about the event:

Question: How long is the walk?

Answer: On average, One Walk events are three miles, though they can range from one to five miles. Some organizers create separate routes for families and young people who wish to participate but can’t walk the full distance.

Q: What should I bring on the day?

A: Bring your walker donation form and any cash or check donations in your collection envelope.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Comfortable shoes are a must, as is clothing appropriate to the weather. One Walk events take place in all types of weather, barring extreme conditions, so consider packing appropriate gear if the forecast warns of rain, snow, or wind.

JDRF Supports Artificial Pancreas Technology Research

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JDRF, Artificial Pancreas
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Based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply provides prompt and cost effective medical and surgical supplies to health providers. Playing a part in disease research, DV Medical Supply supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

For patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), managing the disease is difficult because their bodies defy all efforts to maintain normal levels of blood sugar.

Today, researchers are working hard to develop Artificial Pancreas (AP) systems that automate blood sugar control, reducing the risks associated with T1D while improving the lives of patients. These AP systems will track the body’s glucose levels round the clock, automatically providing the right doses of insulin and other essential blood sugar hormones when necessary.

In 2006, JDRF established the Artificial Pancreas Project to support advancements in AP technology, insulin pumps, and round-the-clock glucose monitors.

Thanks in part to JDRF’s efforts, AP systems monitoring blood glucose and automatically restricting insulin delivery to prevent low blood sugar are manufactured for the mass market. Early AP systems that predict blood sugar trends are also set to hit the market in the near future.

JDRF One Walk Los Angeles Set for October 2016

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JDRF One Walk Los Angeles
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Since 1978, DV Medical Supply has provided a vast selection of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and surgical tools to clients throughout the health-care sector. Based in Gardena, California, DV Medical Supply is a dedicated supporter of both local and global nonprofit efforts, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

JDRF is an international nonprofit dedicated to advancing research into Type 1 diabetes (T1D). At present, there are no known cures or preventative methods for T1D, and JDRF leverages the support of both the scientific and philanthropic communities to seek a solution to this widespread health crisis.

One of JDRF’s primary fundraising initiatives is One Walk, which brings together people impacted by T1D for a day of hope and solidarity. Each year, over 900,000 supporters take part to raise awareness and funding for T1D research, working as teams to raise money for the cause.

JDRF will hold its Los Angeles One Walk on October 30, 2016, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena. With over $90,000 pledged for the event, the 5K walk is poised to make a significant impact on the JDRF mission.