According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, each year as many as 15,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in America.
At the age of 11 years, Kenny Moore was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Because of the disease, his joints have damaged and the muscles behind his eyes have become weak.
In order to raise funds for finding a cure for the disease, Donna Moore is organising ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ event on Oct. 23 in Virginia Beach.
Since the diagnosis, Kenny is bravely fighting the disease. His mother said that neither there is treatment for this disease nor any transplant or surgery. She further said that he has to keep a check on his carbohydrate and sugar intake.
CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mike Wilson said that in recent years, much progress has been done to find a cure for the disease.
He said, “The progress that we've seen in the last few years gives us great hope that it's closer than we've ever thought possible”.
He further stated that when the research work on type 1 diabetes was started, nothing was known about the occurrence of the disease and how the disease affected the body.
But now it is possible to replace the insulin production function of the body and blood sugar level can also be measured.