One on One – March

One on One – March

Ashlyn Gueits Just 2 weeks before her 12th birthday in July 1998, Ashlyn Gueits was diagnosed with T1D at Mt. Sanai Hospital.  As a competitive gymnast, she had noticed that her practices were not going well, but having no family history of T1D, her diagnosis came as a shock.  But, if you have met Ashlyn, […]

Volunteer Spotlight – March

Volunteer Spotlight – March

When asked to define volunteerism, there are many facets a person must consider. Volunteering can be depicted through time, treasure, or talent, and when it comes to finding the cure for Juvenile Diabetes, there is no limit that JDRF isn’t willing to surpass. All of the success and developments achieved by JDRF would not be […]

JDRF Draws a Winning Encapsulation Strategy

JDRF video demonstrates the differences between micro-encapsulation and macro-encapsulation A new video, “Sketching Encapsulation,” was created for JDRF’s FY2014 Annual Report. Albert J. Hwa, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Research at JDRF, explains encapsulation and outlines four encapsulation projects that are currently supported by JDRF. “Over the last seven years, JDRF has cultivated several encapsulation research […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom G4® Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share Allows Users to Wirelessly Transmit Blood-Glucose Data and Alerts to Up to Five “Followers” in Real-Time    Medical device manufacturer DexCom is rolling out the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that allows real-time sharing of blood-glucose data. The DexCom G4® Platinum Glucose Monitoring System with […]

Meet Kimberly Roosevelt: JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress Chair

It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]

Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]

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 […]