July 24, 2017
Help Us Strike out Diabetes!!
When: September 24th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Where: Time To Spare Entertainment
What: 3 Games of 9 Pin No Tap Bowling
What is Strike Out Diabetes?
Strike Out Diabetes is one of the largest tournaments within the Greater Houston Area. Every year we hold this event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Their Vision: A world without type 1 diabetes
Their Mission: Accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications
Why they fight type 1 diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.
In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone the body needs to get energy from food. This means a process your body does naturally and automatically becomes something that now requires your daily attention and manual intervention. If you have T1D, you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin through a pump, and carefully balance these insulin doses with your eating and activity throughout the day and night.
However, insulin is not a cure for diabetes. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with either high or low blood-sugar levels. These fluctuations place people with T1D at risk for potentially life-threatening hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic episodes as well as devastating long-term complications such as kidney failure, heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation. Learn more about T1D by going to: http://www.jdrf.org/