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GMS students enjoyed a presentation from AR Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation representative.

Posted Date: 12/12/2018

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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) plays an important role in spreading educational awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. Our GMS students were fortunate enough to have one of their Arkansas Representatives come and speak to our school. Nurse Dollie has worked hard to help spread awareness of this disease and to allow our students to become educated on the warning signs of this disease. The students learned about Type 1 Diabetes and how important insulin is to so many of our GMS students. Nurse Dollie is passionate about supporting our T1D students, as well as educating other students and staff at our school about this disease. We were so appreciative and thankful that JDRF took the time to come and visit with our students and that we have such an amazing, caring school Nurse who always takes care of everyone at GMS. We are so excited to kick off our T1D fundraiser for the next week and a half. FBLA club, along with our T1D students, will be selling bracelets until next Thursday for $1. Students can also wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater for $1 on Friday or they can wear a hat for $1. All proceeds go to JDRF to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 

Diabetes presentation

Nurse Dollie shared the importance of supporting our JDRF fundraisers throughout the week. 

Bracelets- $1

Ugly Christmas Sweater on Friday- $1

Hat day on Friday- $1



Diabetes presentationThe Bag of Hope that our fundraiser helps purchase provides new T1D patients with this bear “Rufus” that teaches them the places that they can administer their insulin.