The technology on which many people rely for blood-glucose management?with all the tubes, infusion sets, and delicate circuitry?can really get in the way of executing proper yoga poses. For anyone who may have shied away from yoga for these reasons, take heart. Many people with T1D have mastered Monkey Pose and gone deep into Downward Dog—all while comfortably sporting an insulin pump.
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?
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old health-and-wellness regimen practiced by some 15 million Americans, including an increasing number of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Modern medicine is beginning to discover the many ways that yoga benefits the human body, and now you can too.
Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires constant care and attention: blood-glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, insulin dosing, and monitoring for high and low blood-glucose levels. But new technology is changing T1D management—and for the good. Just ask Tom Brobson, JDRF’s national director of research investment opportunities, who has doubled as a test subject for JDRF’s […]
It’s often said that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a family disease because once one member is diagnosed the whole family quickly experiences a “new normal.” But as anyone affected by T1D knows—nothing is routine about this new normal. When Sydney Cohn was diagnosed with T1D on February 5, 2007, at the age of seven […]
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 […]