As dedicated physicians committed to improving the lives of their patients, Drs. Nancy and Larry Silverberg feel a responsibility to help others whenever possible. They have contributed their time, money, and skill to a variety of charitable causes in their community, including the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF. This organization is determined to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), a condition that affects 1.25 million Americans. The Silverberg’s daughter, Amy, is among them.
Unfortunately, at the age of 10 Amy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Today, Amy is a happy and healthy young adult currently earning her PhD in Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. She has never let her diagnosis define or inhibit her, and she looks forward to a future where a cure has been discovered.
Ever since Amy was diagnosed, the Silverberg’s have been active members of the JDRF. The JDRF is a global organization that funds research, influences government policy, and develops a plan to treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
If you have additional questions about type 1 diabetes, the JDRF, or the Silverberg’s community involvement, please contact our office.