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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
When the 161 delegates of JDRF Children’s Congress get to Washington in July, time will fly! Children’s Congress Chair Kid Jonathan Platt gives a few tips to help delegates be the most effective advocates they can be, while having the most fun.
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 […]
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 […]
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 other important issues and a strained fiscal climate, all of those victories were hard won. JDRF has its champions in Congress to thank for […]
… this dream cannot become a reality without delegates like us. By Cindy Chen (17 years old, California) Imagine a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). A world in which there would be no more need for test strips, lancets, reservoirs, infusion sets, shots, and that darn insulin pump. A world in which […]
Congratulations, kid, you’re going to Washington! Now what? By Reed Gialketsis (17 years old, Nevada) At this year’s Children’s Congress, 161 kids and teens will gather in Washington, D.C. But there’s another number that I think deserves attention―the more than 1,300 kids who applied for the event but won’t be going. While I’m […]