2015 Children’s Congress Delegate – Hannah Carlo

2015 Children’s Congress Delegate – Hannah Carlo

Age: 16 Age at T1D diagnosis: 4 Hannah is a born leader, certified scuba instructor and JV lacrosse player. As a member of Star Leadership, she has worked on solutions to important problems in her community. She’s also led the charge against T1D by speaking publicly about her experience with the disease as a JDRF […]

One on One – May

One on One – May

Being a teenager in our rapidly modernizing world can be strenuous enough, but add a chronic, autoimmune disease to the mix, and some days can test one’s limits. In addition to worrying about your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and managing sports, jazz band, and friends, you have to worry about your A1C, insulin-to-carb ratios, and blood […]

Volunteer Spotlight – May

Volunteer Spotlight – May

If I had to come up with one word to describe Tricia Rudd, it would be “Supermom”! She is the JDRF Suncoast Chapter Advocacy Chair and an Executive Board Member, as well as being a busy Mom of four vivacious children. Tricia’s 13 year old daughter, Emmabella, is the inspiration for her commitment to JDRF. […]

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 […]