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Mills Pond Elementary's Cares Club Rises Early to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

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Mills Pond Elementary’s Cares Club is doing its part to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Student members arrived at school early on Tuesday for a boot camp in the gymnasium.

They participated in physical activities at eight different stations: burpees and jumping jacks, sprints and running lunges, leg throws and squats, ABC planks and frogs, plank and 180s, crisscross crunches and front kicks, pushups and side lunges, and star jumps and mountain climbers.

Each station called for two minutes of activity — one minute apiece for each of the two movements.

The Cares Club is a civics club at Mills Pond Elementary.

According to the Mayo Clinic, type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.

Different factors, including genetics and some viruses, may contribute to type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes generally appears during childhood, it can develop in adults.

No cure currently exists for type 1 diabetes. Treatment centers on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications.

Date Added: 4/12/2022