In the year – 2021 – 2022 – the Grand Court of Queensland charity is
Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong autoimmune desease that usually occurs in childhood but can be diagnosed at any age. T1D is caused by the immune system (which is meant to protect you from foreign bodies such as viruses and bacteria) mistakenly targeting cells that are part of a person’s own body.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the cells in our pancreas that produce insulin, called beta cells. Insulin helps the body convert glucose (sugar) from food into fuel. Without insulin, glucose can build up in the bloodstream in life-threatening amounts. Since people with T1D cannot produce insulin naturally, they must take it either through daily injections or from an insulin pump.
A variety of fund raising ventures and social activities will be held during the year. Upcoming information on these events will be shown on our website.