Funding Research into a Cure of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. Nobody knows for sure why these cells have been damaged but the most likely cause is an abnormal reaction of the body to the cells. This may be triggered by a viral or other infection.

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Type 2 Diabetes

If you are white and over 40 years old or if you're black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group and over 25 years old and have one or more of the following risk factors, you should ask your GP for a test for diabetes.

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Type One Mission (TOM)

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UPDATE MARCH 2017 - Over £122,000 raised so far!

Type One Mission (TOM) is a charity that has been founded to primarily raise funds in order to support research projects that are looking into a cure for diabetes and the prevention, in particular, of Type One Diabetes. In the main the charity wishes to concentrate on the unavoidable condition which is known as Type One Diabetes (normally this Type One is diagnosed during a persons childhood) is utterly unavoidable, and as yet, the causes of Type One are unknown.

Whilst any successful reasearch into a cure for diabetes will also benefit Type Two Diabetics (and this progress will be welcomed) the charity will be aiming to educate sufferers of Type Two Diabetes how Type Two can be avoided through lifestyle changes (better diet and exercise in the main).

Type One Mission (TOM) was founded after the tragic death of Thomas Bucciero (a Type One Diabetic since the age of 4) when he was 15 years old. If you wish to know more about Thomas please follow this link

His parents Tony and Donna work for the charity for free and funded the set up out of their own savings. Every penny raised by this charity will go towards the aims of the charity and its fundraising efforts.