Volunteer Spotlight – February

Volunteer Spotlight – February

If you’re looking to get more involved or need inspiration to volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (hereafter, JDRF), a great place to start would be meeting Jennifer Lange or Cheryl Rubinton! Brought to JDRF by the T1D diagnosis of their children, Cami and Michael, both Chery & Jennifer have significantly impacted the success […]

One on One – February

One on One – February

Lucas and Mark Lye It’s true that our T1D children are often more mature and responsible than their peers, but Lucas Lye is that and so much more! In the fourth grade, and soon to be 10 years old, Lucas is an inspiration and a mighty advocate. He doesn’t remember much about his diagnosis in […]

Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Launches

Medtronic’s New MiniMed®640G Artificial Pancreas System Predicts and Helps Prevent Deadly Low Glucose Emergencies A four year-old Australian boy with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the first person to use a groundbreaking commercial artificial pancreas system that can predict and automatically prevent low blood-glucose emergencies. Medtronic’s MiniMed® 640G is an insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor combination […]

T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently, much of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research has focused on suppressing the autoimmune system to prevent or reverse disease, but this approach has been slow to yield promising, long-term results in people with […]

Re-educating the Immune System in T1D

JDRF partner Selecta developed a novel technology for creating a T1D vaccine to potentially halt the disease process It has been more than 30 years since scientists identified the basic autoimmune feature of type 1 diabetes (T1D) when they discovered autoantibodies binding to targets from cells in the pancreas. And yet, devising therapies to halt […]

Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

A new study is further assessing if a novel combination of drugs could help treat new onset type 1 diabetes University of Florida researchers are ready to launch a new clinical study to examine if a combination of two U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor […]

Volunteer Spotlight – January

Volunteer Spotlight – January

If you’ve been to a JDRF Suncoast Chapter event in the past 8 years, chances are you have already met Tammy Payne, volunteer extraordinaire! Tammy has worked tirelessly for our chapter in many capacities – serving as an Executive Board Member and office volunteer, and has even been on the Walk Committee. She has also […]

One on One – January

One on One – January

Even at the ripe age of 13, Emmabella Rudd is a mover and a shaker! Her diagnosis story is like many others that you may hear, but her positive outlook and “can do attitude” is certainly something to be admired. Emmabella was diagnosed with T1D in kindergarten when she was 5, and remembers feeling sick […]