Today is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys certain cells in the pancreas. These cells -- called beta cells -- are contained, along with other types of cells, within small islands of endocrine cells called the pancreatic islets. Beta cells normally produce insulin, a hormone that helps the body move the glucose contained in food into cells throughout the body, which use it for energy. But when the beta cells are destroyed, no insulin can be produced, and the glucose stays in the blood instead, where it can cause serious damage to all the organ systems of the body.
50% of our profits on Blue iPhone Cases that use promo code "T1DAY" for the month of November will go to support JDRF's Diabetes Research.
Checkout JDRF.org to learn how you can get involved! And don't forget to wear the color blue today!