Two-year $300 Million Special Diabetes Program Extended

In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. “JDRF staff and our network of advocacy leaders and passionate volunteers all across the U.S. work tirelessly every day to […]

One on One – April

One on One – April

As Robert H. Schuller once said, “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” Anyone who has been personally or had a family member diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes knows that it takes much more than just insulin and testing your blood sugar to maintain control of this disease. A myriad of factors are imperative […]

Volunteer Spotlight – April

Volunteer Spotlight – April

Do you need some inspiration to become a JDRF volunteer? Meet Michelle Lang, a mom on a mission to cure type 1 diabetes! She stays motivated for two very important reasons ~ her teenage sons, Joseph and Andrew, are both living life with T1D. Michelle is doing all that she can to raise awareness and […]

Good Bye Carl Marks

Good Bye Carl Marks

    As many of you may already know, Carl Marks, long time donor, volunteer, and employee has ended his employment with JDRF. Carl has been living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 41 years, but was unaware of JDRF until his place of employment received an invitation to attend a Walk Corporate Kickoff in 1998, […]

Trial Net Screenings

Trial Net Screenings

  A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST COULD DETECT AN INCREASED RISK FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES UP TO 10 YEARS BEFORE SYMPTOMS APPEAR. Being tested is important because if you are at increased risk, you might be eligible to join research studies that are testing ways to prevent and delay type 1 diabetes. INTERESTED? Stop by the […]

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 […]