Another reason to love Joe Manganiello…
Not only is he incredibly handsome, funny and great to his fans, but he has a big heart also!
Recently, Joe Manganiello teamed up with Ford’s iconic Mustang Boss to host an Art of Elysium workshop for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Type 2 diabetes, which is far more common, occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or doesn’t make enough insulin.
Various factors may contribute to type 1 diabetes, including genetics and exposure to certain viruses. Although type 1 diabetes typically appears during adolescence, it can develop at any age.
Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure, though it can be managed. With proper treatment, people who have type 1 diabetes can expect to live longer, more healthy lives than in the past.
“I know it could be difficult for them having to have insulin shots and other treatments,” Manganiello said. “It’s really important that they have fun.”
The Art of Elysium encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.