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Alamo teen putting a face on diabetes for Congress

Original post made on May 3, 2009

Alex Riley, 14, has been picked to go to Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to support an increase in federal funding for research on diabetes. The Alamo teen was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was 6 but does not let it interfere with his zest for life.

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Posted by Evelyn Guzman
a resident of another community
on May 3, 2009 at 4:17 am

Alex is going to Congress. He is one of the 150 who will go there in June to help raise awareness for diabetes and hopefully raise funds for research in order to cure this condition. Alex is doing well and living a normal life although he has to test his blood sugar many times a day, more when he is playing soccer. Way to go Alex! Say hello to Obama for me.

Evelyn Guzman
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Posted by Gwen Levine
a resident of Alamo
on May 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

My husband, Norton and I attended the Greater Bay Area Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 2009 Hope Gala on Saturday evening which was held at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco. All proceeds from the event benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Close to $800,000 was raised! The 2009 Living and Giving Award was presented to Dr. Bruce Buckingham & Dr. Darrell M. Wilson of Stanford University and Dr. Saleh Adi & Dr. Stephen E. Gitelman of University of California, San Francisco for their tireless commitment to their work for a cure!

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Posted by Stephen Woodward
a resident of another community
on May 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

Go Alex. I've had T1 D for 38 years. I hope you see a cure soon. While you are at congress, mention the issue about the Cal Nurses stopping the training of non-medical personnel from helping T1 Ds in school and forcing T1 Ds to wait for treatment until a nurse arrives.

Have fun with all the other T1 Ds in DC!

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