Friday, 13 November 2015

Peacock Class raises £122 for Diabetes

Today in Peacock Class we had a massive cake sale to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes which one of our class suffers from. People who have Type 1 Diabetes have this chronic disease because their immune system has attacked their Pancreas and stopped it from producing a hormone called INSULIN. When you have diabetes the body doesn't make insulin, so glucose (needed to give your body energy) can't get into the blood cells. Instead it collects in the blood and isn't turned into energy. Diabetes sufferers need to have daily injections of insulin to control their blood sugar levels - this can be around 70 finger pricks and injections in a good week - often many more!   

There is no cure yet for type 1 diabetes and over 350,000 are affected by this in the UK (approx 26,000 are children!)  Every year World Diabetes Day is on the 14th November as it marks the birthday of Canadian doctor Frederick Banting, who discovered that the hormone Insulin was the key to treating people with Diabetes.

More facts:

5 – 10 % People who have Diabetes have TYPE 1
They cannot produce their own Insulin.
IT CAN NOT BE Prevented.
It is an AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE.
Most people develop Type 1 in Childhood
THERE IS NO CURE

90 -95% People who have Diabetes have TYPE 2
They are Insulin Resistant.
It CAN BE Prevented.
Most people develop Type 2 in Adulthood

Changes to your life style can greatly reduce your chances of developing this disease.


            We decided to donate all of the proceeds of our class cake sale to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and we managed to raise £122!

We had great fun decorating cakes






2 comments:

  1. What a great total - I am sure JDRF will really appreciate the donation.

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