As one of thousands on the crusade to help wipe out Diabetes, Gina Dengler, Development Coordinator for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is one passionate person helping in this charge in the SW regional area, servicing 10 counties, starting within her local chapter in Naples.

Gina researched to find the right antidote for a cure after a loved one was stricken with Type1 Diabetes. Unfortunately, what she found was there’s no cure for the disorder, and that was the impetus to help through raising funds for scientific research. There are others hard at work devoted to the effort.

Scientists have discovered four antibodies that are able to determine if a person has the potential for the disease. “It can be determined whether a sibling of a child with Type-1 has the potential to find out they also have all four antibodies, which determines the onset of the disorder. Although it can’t predict how soon, it is known that the sibling child is going to get the disease. The child is able to be put into another clinical trial to see how the onset of the disease will present.” This is a huge milestone that is on the precipice of a cure.

Excitement is on the horizon regarding recent guidelines on an artificial pancreas that will be available by 2017 to help properly produce insulin. Through fundraising dollars, the cutting edge is here, and with further donations a cure is closer.

For more information, visit www.jdrf.org/chapters/FL/Sarasota-Manatee .