DENVER The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation launched an awareness campaign in the Denver area to shed light on key signs of Type 1 diabetes.
The T1D Aware campaign addresses such signs of Type 1 diabetes as frequent urination and excessive thirst, and encourages parents to seek medical attention if they notice these signs in their children. JDRF said that in Colorado, approximately 40% of children who are newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes present with a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, which occurs when the body breaks down fat for energy instead of sugar.
As part of the campaign, JDRF will be distributing information and conducting local events across Denver. JDRF also has promoted its campaign in Houston and San Francisco.