MIDDLETWON — The JDRF Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley Chapter is hosting a Spring Research Update sponsored by Orange Regional Medical Center on April 27, from 10 a.m.-noon. This update will focus on Glucose Control for people with Type One Diabetes (T1D) and the current research on Smart Insulins and the Meds of the Future that will provide greater ability to tightly manage blood sugar levels. The event is open to the public and will be at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 E. Main Street, Outpatient Building, 2nd floor conference rooms, Middletown.
The event opens with a short meet and greet that provides an opportunity to meet others concerned about T1D and to learn about activities such as the JDRF ONE WALK, Gala, Ride to Cure Diabetes, Advocacy and Support. The Research Update will be presented by Research Information Volunteer Charlie Lawrence.
Lawrence has been an active JDRF Volunteer since he and his wife Donna co-founded the Ulster County JDRF chapter in 1975. He has served on the Chapter Board, Walk and Gala Committees and as part of the Advocacy Team focused on renewal efforts associated with the Special Diabetes Program (SDP); a critical program that provides $150 million annually for T1D research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the country’s premier medical research agency.
In addition to his role as a JDRF Research Information Volunteer, Lawrence serves as one of the Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley JDRF Chapter's Ride to Cure Diabetes USA Cycling Certified Coaches. In this capacity, he helps cyclists train and prepare for multiple ride events such as the Saratoga Springs Ride to Cure Diabetes that takes place in August as well as the Death Valley Ride that takes place in October. Because of his decades of involvement in JDRF and knowledge of the history of JDRF research program, Lawrence is able to provide a unique perspective of diabetes and research from the mid-70's to the present and beyond. As a parent in a family touched by T1D, he understands the impact of T1D and the need for a cure and better treatment.
Those interested in attending the event or needing additional information are asked to call Joan Benz at 203-854-0658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.