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Wow! Can you believe we raised $862.92 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation?

Who did we see Kiss A Pig??????
Was it: ....................
Mrs. Havemann
Ms. Godfrey
Nurse Kay
Mrs. Murphy
Mrs. Van Etten
Students helped decide who kissed the pig by bringing money to put in their jug. The teacher who collected the most money had to kiss a pig. All money will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. No one knows what causes Type 1 Diabetes or how to prevent it from happening. Unfortunately, Type 1 Diabetics will never outgrow it and as of now, there is no cure. The Sam Houston Student Council COLLECT money that will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in order to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that doesn’t allow the body to use the sugar we get from food in the right way. We all have a pancreas in our body that makes something called insulin. The insulin helps the sugar from the food turn into energy and fuel for your body. But for diabetics, their pancreas stopped working and doesn’t make any insulin. So, they have to give themselves the insulin by shots. Sometimes they get as many as 4 to 6 shots a day. They may even wear an insulin pump that gives them insulin since their bodies doesnʼt do it anymore. Also, they have to check how much sugar is in their blood by pricking their finger with a needle and then putting the blood into a meter. They have to do this 10-12 times a day. They do this to see how much sugar there is in their blood so they know how much insulin they need. If there is too much or not enough sugar in their blood it can be very dangerous for them and even life threatening. Doctors are not sure what causes type one diabetes but they do know that it is not caused by eating too many sweets or because of something that they did wrong. As of now, there is no cure for type 1 diabetes. There is nothing you can do to prevent Type 1 Diabetes, and as of now there is no cure for it. People with type 1 diabetes require a medicine called insulin in order to stay alive. While insulin helps them stay healthy, but it does not cure the disease for them. If their blood sugars and amounts of insulin are not managed well then they may have problems later in life. Some of the problems they may have is kidney failure, experience blindness, nerve damage, amputations, a heart attack or even a stroke.