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 […]

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 […]

Florida Suncoast Youth Ambassador Program

Florida Suncoast Youth Ambassador Program

Thank you to Tricia Wilkinson and Michelle Lang! Tricia and Michelle have taken over the Youth Ambassador Program for our chapter. They are looking for two parents to help out and represent the northern end of our chapter to help with the program. If interested, please contact Tricia at Wilkinsonzoo@earthlink.net If your child has been […]