Volunteer Spotlight – September

Volunteer Spotlight – September

It was Winston Churchill who once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” One of our most devoted Suncoast volunteers, Laurie Lachowitzer, just keeps on giving because she wants to make life better for all of our T1D families. Laurie was one of the […]

One-on-One September

One-on-One September

At the age of sixteen, most people are only focused on which car they want, which college they will go to, or what movie they want to see on Friday night. However, the focus of a sixteen year old with Type 1 is much different. In addition to all of the emotional highs and lows […]

2015 JDRF Children’s Congress changed my life

Of all the activities I have done with JDRF over the past seven years, none affected me as much as traveling to Washington, D.C., to tell my story at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress. Until recently, I was the only student at my school with type 1 diabetes (T1D), so I did not know how connecting […]

Smiling Young Boy Visiting His Pediatrician

Moving Toward Early Diagnosis

Population-based screening for risk factors could help change the course of type 1 diabetes Researchers have known for some time that the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be detected by looking for the presence of specific autoantibodies. That knowledge has allowed JDRF to support TrialNet, a project that screens close relatives of people […]

Fort Myers One Walk

Fort Myers One Walk

Our JDRF thanks and welcome to the JDRF One Walk – Fort Myers chairs. Chengi Muyambo of Sponsor Pages is serving as our Event Chair working with Debra Nashed of Debonair Travel and Dr. Peter NDiangui of the African Network of SWFL serving as co-chairs of our Corporate Committee; Madeline Scoular of Scoular Image is […]

2015 Giving Challenge

2015 Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge is back! The Community Foundation has once again chosen JDRF as one of it’s charities to participate in this event! Starting on September 1, 2015 you will have 24 hours to donate to this fundraiser and help JDRF receive a match on your donation! Click here for more information and keep an […]

One on One – August

One on One – August

It is a common misconception that you have to be an adult in order to make a change. That you need money, power, and incomparable wisdom in order for people to take you seriously. All of that can be disproved by the impressive actions and advancements accomplished by one of our Chapter’s amazing teenagers, Andrew […]

Volunteer Spotlight – August

Volunteer Spotlight – August

As parents of children living with T1D, we often admire their bravery, resilience, and maturity. But there may be another pretty amazing child living in your home ~ the sibling without T1D, who I sometimes refer to as the “shadow child”. Often, they really do take a backseat to the family focus of caring for […]

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Watch this: To learn more from MIT’s Dr. Anderson. Smaller Is Not Always Stealthier In a recent Nature Materials’ publication, Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) detailed how the immune system responds to implanted material depending on its size and shape. In this short video, you can learn about the future […]

White House Honors Tidepool for Its Development of T1D Data Technology

New apps help simplify T1D management Tidepool™—a JDRF-supported nonprofit committed to reducing the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D)—has received a White House Champion of Change Precision Medicine Award for its work to develop innovative, open-source software and mobile phone apps that help people with T1D better manage the disease. The technologies will provide tools […]