Team Diabetes of Second Life was created in 2015 by Jessii2009 Warrhol and Johannes1977 Resident in Second Life. The goal of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to spread awareness about diabetes and to raise funds for The American Diabetes Association.
The team is ran by an advisory board, which runs the team, manages the events, and organizes volunteers throughout the season. The advisory team are 100% unpaid volunteers. As the focus is on awareness, the goal of Team Diabetes each year is set at 1,000 USD. Each year the team has beaten the fundraising goal.
2018-2019 Advisory Board:
- John Brianna (johannes1977 Resident), 2018-2019 Team Diabetes Coordinator
- Veruca Tammas, 2018-2019 Team Diabetes Coordinator
- Eleseren Brianna, 2018-2019 Events Coordinator
- Jessii2009 Warrhol, 2018-2019 Marketing Coordinator
- Dawnbeam Dreamscape, 2018-2019 Advisor
- Rob Fenwitch, 2018-2019 Advisor
About the American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.
The mission of the American Diabetes Association (the Association) is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to elude the medical community, although research has shown that both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
To accomplish its mission , the Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes and its complications; delivers services to communities; provides objective and credible information through multiple media and channels; and is actively involved in advocacy and awareness efforts to educate people about the disease and to give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.
Free resources are available in English and Spanish at www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).
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Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.
Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.
What are the different types of diabetes?
The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
If you have type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. Your immune system attacks and destroys the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, although it can appear at any age. People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin every day to stay alive.
Type 2 diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well. You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. However, this type of diabetes occurs most often in middle-aged and older people. Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes develops in some women when they are pregnant. Most of the time, this type of diabetes goes away after the baby is born. However, if you’ve had gestational diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Sometimes diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy is actually type 2 diabetes.