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Type 1 Diabetes can be fatal,
Let's take the awareness ribbon
to the next level
T-Shirts & Products
Each shirt creatively displays the top three
warning signs in an easy to remember design.
Every purchase helps save lives.
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Dr. Denise Faustman
Our Charity of Choice:
Awareness Saves Lives is not a nonprofit organization. However, we have chosen to give a portion of our net profits to Faustman Lab for their ongoing work to cure Type 1 Diabetes
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Dear Type 1 Friends and Family,
We can't sit back and wait for someone else to do what WE know needs to be done to save lives...Awareness Saves Lives. Unfortunately, Type 1 chose us. We did not choose it. But because we now live it, we fully understand the potential fatal results of undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. And because there is so much misinformation and misunderstanding about Type 1 Diabetes, it is up to us to carry this message to the world. Even though this form of diabetes is more rare, it is also more severe. Right now 15,000 people are unaware that this disease is crouching at their doorstep waiting to strike this year...and it WILL strike. Since it is an autoimmune disease and nothing at this point can be done to prevent Type 1 Diabetes, our only defense is to recognize the warning signs when it hits and get to the doctor immediately and request a test. The sooner the warning signs are recognized, the sooner treatment can begin...Awareness Saves Lives! The later the signs and symptoms are recognized the greater the chance of death.
Our mission at Awareness Saves Lives is to save lives by creatively displaying the warning signs on various products in an easy to remember design. In 2014, we will be adding many new products to our web site to help accomplish our mission. Our goal is to have those who read the warning signs on our products easily recognize them, easily remember them if they see them in someone they know and love and then take action by requesting a test from their doctor. (Recognize. Remember. Request.)
Equip yourself as well as friends and family to carry this message to local communities around the country. Type 1 awareness fights against misinformation, misunderstanding and the sheer lack of knowledge.
Jump in the fight with us. Together we can save lives.
Awareness Saves Lives
"Every time I wear my shirt around town I get stopped and people ask me about my shirt. It opens the door for me to explain the warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes and help them understand more about the disease."
"I ran into someone the other day who actually knew the warning signs of Type 1. I asked her how she knew them and she said, "I saw this shirt the other day with these 3 little dogs on it..." The graphic actually stuck in her mind and helped her remember...mission accomplished!
Taking Awareness to the Streets
Complete list of warning signs for Type 1 Diabetes
• Constant and extreme thirst
• Frequent urination
• Sudden and unexplained weight loss
• Increased appetite
• Sudden vision changes
• Fruity odor on breath
• Nausea or vomiting
• Drowsiness, lethargy
• Heavy, labored breathing
• Stupor, unconsciousness
*Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes can be fatal and the symptoms are often mistaken for the flu even by medical professionals. Therefore, if you notice these signs, tell your doctor immediately and REQUEST A TEST.