Kadi Cosmetics is proud to be a supporter of the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation (JDRF). Diabetes is a silent, and often times invisible condition that can do immense damage to the body if not properly controlled. People who do not have this conditon may also be unaware that it is a constant mental and emotional struggle and one that requires the utmost discipline and a positive outlook (and an extraordinary support system), which can be very hard sometimes to do. Juvenile diabetics, also known as type 1 diabetics, are also insulin dependent, which can be inconvenient, painful and quite expensive. To date, though there have been a few advancements in the study of this condition, and more convenient methods of administering such as the pump or an insulin pen, there is still no known cure. Kadi Cosmetics would like to do its part to help change that.
This particular condition is very near and dear to the hearts of the founders of Kadi Cosmetics, as one of the owners, Kamulah Thompson, has struggled with this condition for many years. She has gone through quite a few setbacks as a result of having this condition, and thus, understands all too well the way that it can affect both the person living with it, as well as their loved ones. She has committed to helping those with this condition in any way she can, including through Kadi Cosmetics. In light of this, Kadi Cosmetics is thrilled to announce that a portion of all sales will be donated to the JDRF to help aid in the fight to cure Juvenile Diabetes, and every purchase that you make will be helping to further that cause. We thank you in advance for your continued support.
A few random facts about Type 1 Diabetes [T1D]*/**
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. 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.
Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.
Warning signs of T1D may occur suddenly and can include:
• Extreme thirst
• Frequent urination
• Drowsiness or lethargy
• Increased appetite
• Sudden weight loss
• Sudden vision changes
• Sugar in the urine
• Fruity odor on the breath
• Heavy or labored breathing
• Stupor or unconsciousness