Curing Diabetes, Pigs Turn to Lions
Spring Point Project will be giving presentations to inform Lions members of this very promising progress toward a diabetes cure. The research is in partnership with Spring Point Project and the Schulze Diabetes Institute at the
“The ongoing endorsement and support of the Lions Clubs members and their financial contributions has been extremely important and uplifting to Spring Point Project. It’s great to see two nonprofit organizations joining together toward the cure for diabetes,” says
Local Lions chapters work to develop their own programs to support diabetes research and education. A year ago, the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation, Inc. was established by the Lions Clubs of
Schuurman adds, “Although the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is newly initiated, some Lions members have been connected to diabetes awareness for years. In particular, we are very fortunate to partner with Lion
Type 1 diabetes destroys islet cells, which requires people with this disease to inject themselves regularly with insulin in order to stay alive. Diabetes often leads to debilitating conditions such as blindness, stroke and heart attack. Replacing islets is the basis for the potential diabetes cure. Spring Point Project operates a biosecure facility known as the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) Islet Resource Facility where high-health, ‘medical-grade’ pig donors are produced as a source for the islets suitable for human transplantation.
The Lions Clubs, www.lionsclubs.org, headquartered in
Spring Point Project, www.springpointproject.org, headquartered in
Schulze Diabetes Institute, www.diabetesinstitute.org, at the
The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF), www.diabeteswellness.net, a not-for-profit worldwide network based in
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