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 [...]
Whether nurturing his family while managing his type 1 diabetes or doing what it takes to support those in his family living with the disease, each of our T1D Dads does a lot for us and they often to it unheralded. So why not show them you “get” what they do for us by joining our Instagram #T1Dads campaign?
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.
Upon diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the disease immediately teaches you that your pancreas isn’t just this corn on the cob–shaped organ sitting behind your stomach. The insulin produced by this organ is crucial to metabolizing food, feeding your cells, and keeping you alive. When you’re diagnosed, you learn how to test your blood [...]
HONOR THAT SPECIAL MOM IN YOUR LIFE Dear Supporter: As we approach Mother’s Day 2013, we’d like to invite you to join us in honoring that special mom in your life, while as we remember one exceptional mom who helped make JDRF the success it is—one of our founding members, Carol Lurie. Sadly, Carol died just [...]
Most kids don’t come home from summer camp excited that they learned to read a nutrition label—but that’s exactly what’s so special about diabetes camp. With dozens of programs across the country busily accepting applications for their summer 2013 sessions, now is the time to register your child or teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1D). [...]
Sweeping your gaze over the holiday food spread, you can’t help but notice that the eating options lean heavily in favor of high-carb, high-sugar, and high-octane type 1 diabetes (T1D) trouble: candy canes, gingerbread houses, heaping plates of festive cookies, eggnog, and sweet-potato pies. Even seemingly innocent sugarplums are in on the oversaturation of sugar [...]
As a kid, there were many things I loved about 1968. I looked forward to watching a raucous new TV show called Laugh-In and never missed an episode of the spy spoof Get Smart. I also learned to ski in 1968. When I shushed down the mountain, I pictured myself as the next Jean-Claude Killy, [...]
JDRF is dropping names—the name of its online community, to be specific. On November 14, World Diabetes Day, we announced that Juvenation, our online forum for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, had been relaunched as TypeOneNation. Part of JDRF’s new branding initiative, which began with the new organization logo that was unveiled in fall [...]