Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the United States and across the world.
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and many people don’t know they have it. Diabetes can create complications that lead to severe ailments including blindness, loss of limbs, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and nervous damage. When you donate to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, you fund critical research and support patient care programs designed to provide education, nutrition and weight management.
Help us create a world without diabetes.
Nancy was diagnosed when she was a 20-year-old Ohio State student and started having blurred vision, extreme thirst and weight loss. “I remember driving to Big Bear on High Street and all the streetlights were blurry,” she says. That started her lifelong journey of learning how to care for her health and use insulin, with the help of doctors and caregivers at the Wexner Medical Center.
Nancy partners with the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center to manage her diabetes. She and her husband, Todd, also give to support diabetes research at Ohio State.
“We give for two reasons. One, we want to support research so that kids don’t have to deal with diabetes. We would love to come to a day when no one has to live with type 1 diabetes anymore,” she says. “And two, we are teaching our sons about philanthropy and giving back – something that is very important to our family.”
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