PA Juvenile Diabetes Cure Research
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for living. Although the disease can be diagnosed at any age, it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults. The causes of Type 1 diabetes are unknown, and there is currently no way to prevent or cure it. Persons with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life. You have the opportunity to help find a cure for this disease by contributing all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund.