Winter woes: T1D and the flu

When the days grow shorter and the snow starts to fall, there’s no mistaking winter’s arrival. Most people look forward to this season filled with holidays, sledding, and hot chocolate, but there’s one aspect of winter that no one enjoys—the flu. Getting sick with a cold or the flu can sideline anyone, but when you […]

Walgreens Checks Out

The Walgreens JDRF 2013 pin-pad campaign raised a record $4.6 million for JDRF, making it our most successful corporate campaign effort! From September 1 through October 31, you can help support JDRF through the Walgreens flu shot campaign.

Meet the Researcher

Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D., is the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology–Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has spent 32 years as a faculty member at Northwestern, where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and immunoregulation of autoimmune diseases, allergic disease, and rejection of tissue and organ […]

The Doctor Is In

The line between research and advocacy is a fine one for David Wheadon, M.D. As JDRF’s newly appointed executive vice president for research and advocacy, David oversees all aspects of our efforts to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of life-changing therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s a big role—one filled with extraordinary promise, […]

Top Research Highlights

Every day, JDRF leverages the expertise and innovation of distinguished researchers from across the globe to support research for life-changing treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our aim is to progressively reduce the burden of the disease on people’s lives until we can achieve a world without T1D. Please enjoy reading […]

T1D and Pregnancy: A Firsthand Account

For women with type 1 diabetes (T1D), becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy raise many questions. But planning a pregnancy or adjusting to pregnant life as a person with T1D doesn’t have to be stressful. We asked Gina Capone, JDRF’s community manager for TypeOneNation and first-time mother with T1D, to share her pregnancy story […]

Testing an Artificial Pancreas System

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires constant care and attention: blood-glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, insulin dosing, and monitoring for high and low blood-glucose levels. But new technology is changing T1D management—and for the good. Just ask Tom Brobson, JDRF’s national director of research investment opportunities, who has doubled as a test subject for JDRF’s […]

Beyond Insulin: What Should You Know?

When most people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) think about hormones, insulin is usually the first one that comes to mind—people with T1D use it daily to survive. But it takes more than just insulin to regulate blood-glucose levels. Hormones act as chemical messengers in the human body—they are released by a cell, organ, or […]

Workshop Explores Progress of Artificial Pancreas Systems

Leading experts from industry, academia, and government came together in early April in Bethesda, MD, to discuss innovation in the development of an artificial pancreas at a workshop hosted by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and JDRF. Artificial pancreas systems will automate insulin delivery and likely other hormones in […]