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Teams take small steps to find cure for juvenile diabetes - Metro US

Teams take small steps to find cure for juvenile diabetes

Team Sarah’s Islets of Hope stood out at the Currie Barracks yesterday in yellow shirts as they came out to support the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes and team member Sarah Quinn, 12.

Quinn, the youth ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four years ago, just before her eighth birthday.

“I know that every walk is one step closer to finding a cure for diabetes,” she said.

Quinn said it’s hard to figure out how diabetes affects your body. “It gets easier, but it’s never going to be perfect until they find a cure.”

The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes is a family walk to help find a cure said Shelley Swirski, regional manager for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

“It’s really supporting the kids out here who have Type 1 diabetes,” she said.

Swirski said that in Calgary approximately 800 kids with diabetes are followed by the Alberta Children’s Hospital and that up to two new children are seen each week.

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