I am Sytske

Hi, I'm Sytske, 34 years old and I live in Amsterdam. I have had Type 1 diabetes since I was nine years old and as a result of which I've been almost blind since 2012. I depend on insulin to keep my blood glucose levels under control. In my case insulin administered via skin (subcutaneous) does not end up in the bloodstream, therefore I depend on an internal insulin pump. This ensures that I can lead as normal a life as possible. I have always been very sporty and focused on my health. In 2019 the manufacturer will stop production of this pump which means that I will then have to remain permanently in hospital. A new implantable insulin pump is for me a matter of life and death.

 

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Ambassador Jeroen van der Boom

'I am Jeroen van der Boom and as ambassador for the Sytske Foundation I am committed to helping raise the 500,000 Euros required for the life-saving, implantable insulin pump needed by Sytske and her fellow Type 1 diabetes sufferers.

The company that currently makes the insulin pumps will soon stop producing them. Fortunately there is a Dutch company engaged in the development of a new life-saving, implantable insulin pump but for the final phase they need an extra half a million Euros.

I am committed to this cause because I don’t believe that this large group of people should simply be left to their own fate. This money needs to be raised because it will mean that by the end of 2019 the first life-saving insulin pumps can be fitted in Type 1 diabetes patients. '

May 16, 2018: Total of  Donations and Endowments: € 281.508

May 16, 2018: Total of Donations and Endowments: € 281.508

Our battle and activities for the innovative implantable insuline pump continues.

The total of current donations and gifts received via Whydonate and endowments that are directly transferred into the bank account is now € 281.508.

We have already reached 56% of our objective (€ 500.000)!
All donations are welcome, keep supporting us! Thank you.

Dear donors!

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Press release

Press release

Houten, 25 March 2018

New life-saving, implantable insulin pump will save lives

Sytske Foundation aims to raise half a million Euros

The Sytske Foundation wants to raise half a million Euros within a short period of time so that the development of a life-saving, implantable insulin pump for patients with Type 1 diabetes can be speeded up. The current manufacturer...

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Sytske appears at talkshow 5 Uur Live

Sytske appears at talkshow 5 Uur Live

April 23, 2018. Sytske was special guest in the afternoon talkshow 5 Uur Live to talk about the Sytske Foundation and to tell her personal story. Look at the footage here.

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Latest news

On 25/03/2018 the Sytske Foundation launched their campaign with a broadcast on ‘Hart van Nederland’.

The goal is concrete, feasible and measurable: raise 500,000 Euros for the development of a life-saving, implantable insulin pump for Sytske and her fellow Type 1 diabetes sufferers.

View the clip here!

 

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All activities, small and large, will help raise money in time to help Sytske and her fellow sufferers. The aim is to ensure that they can lead independent lives. Do you also want to help us raise the amount required to quickly develop the DiaLin insulin pump? Come up with a fundraising idea which you’ll also enjoy and email it to actie@sytskefoundation.nl!

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