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 […]

What We Can Learn from DAFNE

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 […]

Redesigning Carbs: T1D and Celiac Disease

By Lindsey Bewley McCann Counting carbohydrates is second nature to most people who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Gauging grams of carbohydrates and translating the information into insulin calculations needed to cover them—it all becomes pretty routine. But what about the approximately 10 percent of people with T1D who also suffer from celiac disease? […]

Road Trip Tips

By Talley Henning Brown   Whatever shape your travels take, it’s a good idea to pay extra respect to type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF’s own “road warrior,” Andy Bell, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 14, is certainly a case in point. “For me, the journey has always been more meaningful than the destination,” […]