Drive 4 Diabetes awareness

"CHECK DON'T GUESS"

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  Type 1 diabetes (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. With T1D a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin. Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body’s own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.   diabetes awareness   symptoms diabetes 

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Iracing Simulator Charity races:

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Iracing Simulator Charity races:

Join us on Iracing.com or watch live on Youtube or Twitch. Events will be posted 

Karting Florida State and Local: Dirt and Asphalt

Events to be posted as we prepare for 2017

Karting Florida State and Local: Dirt and Asphalt

Events to be posted as we prepare for 2017

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  Join us and Volunteer your time for Diabetes Awareness Help save a Child's life.

Volunteer:

  Join us and Volunteer your time for Diabetes Awareness Help save a Child's life.

What you need to know


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What is Type 1 Diabetes

  Type 1 diabetes (T1D, insulin-dependent or juvenile) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. With T1D a person’s pancreas produces little or no insulin. Although the causes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body’s own defense system (the immune system) attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with T1D must inject insulin several times every day or continually infuse insulin through a pump.  

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Diabetic Ketoacidossis

  While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle.

There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and – at present- nothing you can do to get rid of it.   

  • Extreme Thirst
  • Frequent Urination
  • Sudden Vision Changes
  • Drowsiness, Lethargy
  • Fruity, Sweet Odor on Breath
  • Stupor/ Unconsciousness.
  • Heavy Labored Breathing
  • Increased Appetite

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Knowing the warning signs for Type 1 diabetes could save a life.

 Education about the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes is critical because Type 1 can easily be mistaken for more common illnesses, such as the flu, and misdiagnosis can have tragic consequences. As many as 3 million Americans may have Type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S. Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes can save a life. Please share what you’ve learned with everyone.  


Rocco's Story


  • Please take 4 mins to watch Rocco's story. 
Complacency in the Medical Heath field failed our son and family. Don't be a victim know the symptoms and ask your Doctor. How do you know my child has the FLU? You didn't take a simple finger prick Doctor? Are we going to do a blood test?  "Check Don't Guess"

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