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The mission of Marjorie’s Fund is to empower adolescents and adults living with type 1 diabetes in resource-poor settings to effectively manage their diabetes and thrive.
Marjorie’s Fund is inspired by the spirit of Marjorie Namayanja, who was an ardent advocate for better healthcare and education for type 1 diabetes patients in Uganda. Marjorie’s Fund envisions a world where all people with type 1 diabetes thrive, and a day when type 1 diabetes is cured.
The projects that Marjorie’s Fund supports focus on three aims: education, resources, and research.
EDUCATION: To promote education toward preventing health complications associated with poorly-controlled type 1 diabetes.
RESOURCES: To assist adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes currently residing in resource poor settings obtain access to sustainable sources of insulin, glucose testing supplies and a lifestyle conducive to tight control of diabetes.
RESEARCH: To support research of understudied populations aimed at improving the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes, and toward the prevention, treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes.
The aims of Marjorie’s Fund are designed to achieve specific outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes in resource poor settings:
• Increased survival rates due to early and accurate diagnosis
• Enhanced health from fewer or delayed onset of complications
• Improved quality of life and life expectancy
• Expanded, global epidemiological database with improved quality and completeness
• Acceleration of advances in preventing and curing type 1 diabetes
Marjorie’s Fund has been established to provide patients with type 1 diabetes in resource poor settings, the medication, equipment and education needed to live long and healthy lives. Marjorie ultimately succumbed to her complications, but with the help of Marjorie’s Fund others need not.
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