Not just a gadget

JDRF Responds to New York Times Article “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills” On behalf of everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is outraged by the recent article in the New York Times trivializing the benefit of medical advances for people with T1D. Rather than being “high priced gadgets […]

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 […]

Raising the Game

mySugr Companion is a diabetes-management app that helps people with insulin-treated diabetes take control of their therapy through play. One of the first registered medical devices in the iPhone App Store, Companion is now the top diabetes-management iPhone app in six European countries and the United States.

In the Cloud: Web 2.0 for T1D management

It is a common but little-discussed side effect of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D): data overload. Improvements in treatment technologies over the last few decades have made stable glycemic control a much more accessible goal for millions of people. But how to integrate all that technology—combining the data from meters, insulin pumps, and hemoglobin A1c […]

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 […]

Emergency Preparedness for Type 1 Diabetes

From the wrath of Hurricane Sandy along the eastern seaboard to devastating wildfires in the west, the past two years have shattered previous records for natural disaster destruction in the United States. The hardships and chaos these catastrophes cause are difficult enough. But factor in the added demands of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D), and […]

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 […]

T1D Pregnancy Planning

JDRF today announced the launch of its new JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit. As Andrea Hulke, director of outreach, states for the release:  “We are happy to be able to provide the Pregnancy Toolkit to help ease one of the most important junctures in the lives of future parents with this disease. Most importantly, we want people […]

All About Insulin

In 1921, a team of Canadian researchers including Frederick G. Banting, M.D., Charles H. Best, J.J.R. Macleod, Ph.D., and James B. Collip, Ph.D., isolated a newly discovered hormone they named “insulin” from calf pancreases (pancreata). They injected it into a teenage boy who had type 1 diabetes (T1D). The young man, Leonard Thompson, was confined […]