Today (Friday) on the Magic Morning Show our favorite Alderman Denis Perreault and local boy Chastan Sim will be joing us at 7:10.  The subject is Juvenile Diabetes.  Here is some info about local volunteers and fundraisers for JDRF happening in Swift Current:


Upcoming Events:
=>Bronco Game Sunday February 21 -  7 pm vs PA Raiders at Credit Union iPlex
Information and awareness
Selling paper sneakers for $5 or $2 ???? Each sneaker will get you a chance to win a Bronco Jersey, donated by the Broncos!

The Broncos have partnered with us to provide awareness as 2 Broncos also live with Type 1 - Taylor Vause and Brody Luhning.

=> Poker Tournament by Swift Current Lions club with all proceeds to JDRF
April 10, 2010 at Elmwood Golf Course
Call Michelle Steinley 778 6275 for more information

And our big event !!!
=>JDRF Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday May 22, 2010

Who are our Ambassadors?
Chastan and Denis,
Mayor Jerrod Schafer is an honorary Ambassador, also Kathryn Durant, Aidan Gatzke, Daylan Gatzke, Brody Luhning. Mark Spetz, Zachary Schneider 

What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2, can you fix Type 1 diabetes by eating better or exercising more?
Type 1 (insulin-dependent or juvenile)
Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s. In this type of diabetes, 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 type 1 diabetes must inject insulin several times every day.

Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset)
Type 2 diabetes typically develops after age 40, but can appear earlier, and has more recently begun to appear with more frequency in children. In this form of diabetes the pancreas still produces insulin, but the body does not produce enough or is not able to use it effectively. Treatment includes diet control, exercise, self-monitoring of blood glucose and, in some cases, oral drugs or insulin.

What is it like living with Type 1 :  Denis and Chastan .... 
Who are the SW Type 1 Sharps:  A  group of parents, families and people with diabetes that have joined together in Southwest Saskatchewan to provide awareness and support for people living with Type 1 diabetes.  Our focus this year has been the Walk to Cure Diabetes, but we'd like to be a group that offers awareness and education and support to those living with diabetes and for newly diagnosed individuals.    Join their group on Facebook! Michelle Steinley           Donna Gatzke               Jerilyn Sim                   Sheena Gatzke



778-6275                      778-3779                      553-2375                      741-5113



What do we do: awareness, support and working towards a cure

Who is JDRF?
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leader in setting the agenda for type 1 diabetes research worldwide, and is the world’s largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

What is the Walk to Cure Diabetes?
The annual TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes unites communities across Canada to help find a cure for diabetes. The TELUS Walk is a fun way for families, friends and the corporate community to get involved and help make a difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes. Last year, the 2009 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes brought together over 45,000 Canadians and raised over $7.5 million!

This is Swift Current's first Walk to Cure Diabetes, and we’ve seen some tremendous support so far, and would like to make it an annual tradition!

1.  you can't eat sugar
2.  your diabetes is "bad" because you are on insulin
What were the signs that you might have had diabetes?
Warning signs of type 1 diabetes (these may occur suddenly):

    • Extreme thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Sudden vision changes
    • Sugar in urine
    • Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
    • Increased appetite
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Drowsiness, lethargy
    • Heavy, labored breathing
    • Stupor, unconsciousness

See a dr. immediately!

    • More than 2 million Canadians have some form of diabetes.
    • Over 200,000 Canadians have Type 1 diabetes.
    • Canada has third highest occurrence rate of Type 1 diabetes in children 14 years or younger in the world.
    • Type 1 diabetes occurrence rate is rising by 3 - 5% per year; the greatest rise occurs in 5 - 9 year olds.
    • The Federal government estimates that diabetes and its complications costs the Canadian economy more than $13 billion a year in health-care, absenteeism and lost productivity.