Written by Mike Hoskins | Published on December 1, 2015

Misdiagnosis is a big issue with type 1 diabetes, as it’s often overlooked or taken for some other minor ailment before the ugly consequences of that mistake take hold. That’s why it’s good to see a new grassroots non-profit formed to raise awareness about just this issue: a group calling itself EASE T1D.

The name is an acronym for EASE T1DEducation, Awareness, Support and Empowerment, and this California-based non-profit is the joint effort of three moms of kids with type 1: Debbie George, Robyn Lopez and Michelle Thornburg. The trio says they recognized “areas of significant need” in D-awareness and joined forces to apply their knowledge and passion in an effort to “EASE” T1D.

They’ve created what appears to be a leading model for local community action — just digging in and getting things done right where they live.