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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
JDRF recently brought together a group of 20 leading experts in the behavioral and mental health fields to discuss the range of psychological and social issues experienced by people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families. Forums like this enable JDRF to stay up-to-date with the full spectrum of issues faced by people with […]
Daily type 1 diabetes (T1D) management can be challenging for adults or children living with the disease, as well as for their parents or caregivers. We asked two diabetes experts, Desmond Schatz, M.D., and Anne Peters, M.D., to share with us the most frequently asked questions they hear in their practices.
For people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it’s important to be a 24/7 disease manager, which can be a complicated task. At JDRF, we investigate how to make T1D management easier, which involves listening to what’s happening across the global T1D community. So when we heard from people with T1D “across the pond” in the […]