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 […]

Heroes on the Hill: Representatives Diana DeGette and Ed Whitfield

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 […]

Life Under the Microscope: My Summer as a Research Intern

… 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 […]

A Numbers Game, or: We Are All Number One

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 […]

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

I will control my T1D. My T1D won’t control me.     By Amelia Rehrman 11 years old, Pennsylvania Hi! My name is Amelia and I am 11 years old. I am so happy to be a 2013 Children’s Congress delegate from Pennsylvania. My favorite hobbies include photography and blogging, so I am taking this […]

My Sweet Sixteen on Capitol Hill

  T1D won’t take a break on my birthday, so why should I take a break from being an advocate for the cure? By Catrina Curtis (15 years old, Mississippi) Birthdays are the one day of the year when everything is about you. You can get away with being completely selfish, and you can get […]

Introducing the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress Delegate Blog

All across the country, JDRF is ramping up for one of the biggest advocacy events in Washington, D.C. That’s right, it’s time again for Children’s Congress—three days when kids and teens from every state and around the world converge on Capitol Hill to represent the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and urge Congress to continue […]

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

A Letter from Jeffrey Brewer April 21-27, 2013, is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and express our gratitude for all that volunteers do to make a difference in our communities. Of course at JDRF, every week is national volunteer week and, in that spirit, I thank you for all your dedication and support […]

JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress Delegates Gear Up for Capitol Hill

This summer, approximately 150 children and teenagers from throughout the United States, and several from around the world, will converge in Washington, D.C. for the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress. Held every other summer, Children’s Congress is the largest grassroots advocacy event focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D), a disease the young delegates live with every […]

Introducing JDRFAdvocacy Instagram

We have asked you to tweet us, follow us, pin us, and read with us! Well I am excited to announce that we would love for you to ’gram us as well! JDRF Advocacy is excited to announce our newest social media neighborhood, Instagram! The Instagram community might not be new to you—perhaps you’re already […]