The Cause
Help us to help Django

Django is three years old. Unlike other children his own age without type 1 diabetes, Django requires his insulin to be delivered into his body via an insulin pump and regular glucose level monitoring every day just to stay alive. Django could also face a future of devastating complications brought on by type 1 diabetes such as losing limbs, kidney failure, blindness, coma, heart disease and even death.
Today, as you read this, seven people in the UK will be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Help us to help people with type 1 diabetes by purchasing The Naked Muse Calendar 2012. 100% of the profits from sales will go towards raising money for JDRF . It will help to enable JDRF to continue its crucial work into funding research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 and its complications whilst also enabling them to provide key information to those affected by the condition.

JDRF is the world’s leading funder of type 1 diabetes research, and for 40 years, has been fundamentally involved with the delivery of advances in the field; seeking out, assessing and monitoring the best science to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. 

JDRF is a medical research charity which has offices in London, Southampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Aberdeen and is affiliated to a global research programme through JDRF International. Its ability to continue its crucial work is very much dependent on the fundraising efforts of its staff and its supporters.

Key facts about type 1 diabetes and the charity

· There are currently 350,000 people in the UK live with type 1 diabetes, 26,000 of whom are children

· Incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing at four per cent each year particularly in children under five

· A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes reduces life expectancy by up to 20 years

· To date, JDRF has funded over £900 million of research into type 1 diabetes and its complications

· KIDSAC, JDRF’s support resource featuring Rufus the bear for newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes is sent out to between 2-2,500 children each year

· 85 per cent of our research benefits people with type 2 diabetes.

You can read more about Django’s story, along with poems and reflections on life with diabetes contributed by other collaborators, here

Everyone involved in this project is doing so for free.

Every penny we raise in sponsorship and support will enable us to give more to JDRF.

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