With type 1 diabetes, the numbers add up

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    Days living with T1D
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    Finger pricks
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    Insulin needle injections
Aaron Kowalski, JDRF Chief Mission Officer

How much space does T1D take in your life?

National Diabetes Awareness Month

T1D looks like the 1.25 million Americans living with this disease and the 5 million who are expected to have it by 2050 if we don’t do something now.

The average American adolescent should get 8-10 hours of sleep per night.

The average American adolescent should get 8-10 hours of sleep per night.

T1D Reality

The average adolescent with T1D gets roughly 7.4 hours of sleep per night.

People constantly checking their phones are less able to focus their attention.

People constantly checking their phones are less able to focus their attention.

T1D Reality

The higher the daily frequency of self monitoring blood sugar, using a CGM or smart phone, the lower the HbA1c.

Most people dread the once a year flu shot.

Most people dread the once a year flu shot.

T1D Reality

People with type 1 diabetes take an average of seven insulin injections a day when they are not using an insulin pump.

"Carb counting” may be most commonly considered a way people diet.

"Carb counting” may be most commonly considered a way people diet.

T1D Reality

Knowing the carbohydrates in every meal they eat is essential for people with T1D to adjust their insulin accordingly.

The sight of blood often makes people feel queasy and lightheaded.

The sight of blood often makes people feel queasy and lightheaded.

T1D Reality

People with type 1 diabetes have to prick their finger several times a day to draw blood to check their sugar levels.

Listen to the stories of those living and thriving with T1D

JDRF in partnership with the podcast Beta Cell brings you a month of special T1D Looks Like Me episodes.

JDRF T1D Looks Like Me

Thank you to our sponsors

  • Ascensia Diabetes Care
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  • Lilly Diabetes Sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month 2015
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  • Novo Nordisk Sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month 2015
  • Pfizer Sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month 2015
  • Sanofi Sponsors National Diabetes Awareness Month 2015