An Opening Refrain Filled With Promise

“Promise to Remember Me” is the name of their song, and when the 161 delegates of JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress raise their voices, it’s impossible to forget. The performance of the Children’s Congress anthem, led this year by singer/songwriter and JDRF Celebrity Advocate Crystal Bowersox, kicked off what promises to be three days of high-energy […]

The Delegates Are Coming!

Independence Day fireworks have all burned down, but JDRF is amping up the excitement! JDRF Children’s Congress, our flagship advocacy event, takes place in Washington, D.C., next week. This biennial event—now one of the largest of its kind—was first held in 1999. This year, it will take Capitol Hill by storm July 8 to 10. […]

Letters From the Cusp of Childhood/Adulthood

You might not be able to eat that doughnut when you have high blood sugar, but you can still become a doctor or a famous baseball player.         By Cindy Chen (17 years old, California) Dear parents, This coming school year, I’ll be a senior?and then it’s off to college. All parents […]

Capitol Hill Essentials

For my trip to Washington, D.C., next month—where I’ll be a delegate at JDRF Children’s Congress—there are many things I’ll need to pack. But most important are all the supplies I need to treat my type 1 diabetes (T1D) so that I can stay as healthy as possible. I’ve created a video to give you an idea of what it’s like to travel with T1D.

Word to the Wise: A T1D Slang Dictionary

Sometimes people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) get so accustomed to our own slang, it’s easy to forget not everyone speaks the same language. Since I’ll be attending JDRF Children’s Congress as a delegate this summer, I know it’s important for me to communicate clearly. So with that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of my own favorite diabetic slang terms.

My Friend, My Inspiration

Losing a friend is hard, but losing a friend to T1D is harder.     By Catrina Curtis (15 years old, Mississippi) I can still remember the exact moment, almost three years ago, when my mom told me that my friend Lindsi had passed away. My mom had picked me up from school and was […]

Heroes on the Hill: Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen

JDRF has seen tremendous legislative and regulatory victories in recent years on behalf of the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). And in a political environment crowded with important issues and a strained fiscal climate, all of those victories were hard won. JDRF has its champions in Congress to thank for their […]