A local woman, diagnosed in her twenties with Type 1, or Juvenile Diabetes explains how serious but treatable the disease is.
We've been following Palm Beach County's first Diabetes Week, from the Palm Health Care Foundation.
The nine days of resources are being held in conjunction with the PBC Health Department and around 30 local non-profit organizations.
On Wednesday, we heard from West Palm Beach resident Amanda Gauger. She tells us she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes five or six years ago. "It really came out of the blue for a healthy, young, and thin 25 year old".
Gauger says when you are diabetic, you always have to be conscious of what you are putting in your mouth. "It's constantly on your mind when you are eating something, or drinking something, or if you are doing any kind of activity".
Amanda is on the board of the local chapter of the JDRF, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She'll take part in a more than 100 mile ride in support of a cure. It's called the "Ride to Cure Diabetes".
Health officials in Palm Beach County remind anyone concerned about Diabetes to call 211 for help and a wealth of resources.
Click Here for more on PBC Diabetes Week.
Click Here for more on the JDRF Greater Palm Beach Chapter.