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Cooking up a treat for diabetes research
12:50pm Thursday 8th May 2014 in News
A CAKE sale is being held at Meadows First School in Bromsgrove to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The sale is being organised at the school this week by Sue Lane after her eight-year-old daughter Rebekah, who has bravely battled type 1 diabetes since being diagnosed just over a year ago, came up with the idea.
"Rebekah requires four injections and at least four finger prick blood tests every day and that can be a lot for a child to deal with,
but she's very resilient and has tried to approach it in a very positive way," said Sue.
She was also full of praise for Meadows First, where Rebekah attends.
"The school has been wonderfully supportive of Rebekah since her diagnosis and she has not had to miss out on any activity. Her friends are all very supportive of her condition too and keen to get baking."
Sue said she was also keen to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, which unlike type 2 diabetes is not associated with lifestyle issues but the body’s immune system incorrectly targeting and killing the cells in the pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin.
JDRF is the leading charity concerned with funding research for better treatment and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes, which particularly afflicts younger people, and anyone who wants to find out more can visit their website at jdrf.org.uk/.