There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, have some type of Diabetes. At Touched by Type 1 we focus on Type 1 Diabetes for which there is no cure. About 1.25 million American children and adults are impacted by Type 1 Diabetes and an estimated 40,000 will be newly diagnosed this year. Once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent Diabetes, it is a chronic disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
In The News
Beyond Type 1
Press Release – Celebrating 20 Years in 2020
Hundreds of Central Florida Dancers – using their talents raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
The 18th Annual Dancing for Diabetes Show at the Bob Carr Theater – $100,000 Check to the Diabetes Research Institute
Orlando Magazine – A World of Good
A Better You
The Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Sentinel’s A Better You publication is a guide on how to live more holistically and create the life you imagined. In line with Touched by Type 1’s efforts to inspire those impacted with Type 1 Diabetes to live a healthy lifestyle the Founder of Touched by Type 1, Elizabeth Forrest is a contributing writer for the Orlando Sentinel publication and publishes a monthly health and wellness column. You can pick up the monthly publication at Whole Foods and Fresh Market. The piece is also printed and delivered to over 175,000 homes and businesses in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties. You can also sign up for the digital edition. Elizabeth’s column dives into things like: the nature of Type 1 Diabetes, how kids with Type 1 interact at school and how those impacted can stay healthy and happy in all seasons of the year.