Looking Ahead

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 Launches TypeOneNation

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 […]

Camp NYDA Reunion Planned for June 2013

Camp NYDA, a camp for New York City kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will be open again for a few hours on June 15, 2013, after being closed for 21 years. Planning for a reunion at the now privately owned site has been under way for several years. More than 200 people have joined […]

Talking about T1D

By Kerri Sparling “Hi! I’m Kerri, and I have type 1 diabetes.” This is not normally the way I introduce myself to people. (Actually, this is never the way I introduce myself to people—bit of a creepy opener, wouldn’t it be?) I’m not shy when it comes to talking about my type 1 diabetes (T1D) […]

Making a Big Splash

By Julie Mettenburg   On July 12, Gary Hall Jr. will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame at the Harris Theater in Chicago. It’s a fitting honor for this athlete who has shattered records along with barriers for athletes with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Hall was diagnosed with T1D in March 1999 […]

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Kids and parents

by William Sorensen It’s tough to live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). But it’s much easier, I’m certain, to have the disease yourself than to be the parent of one who has it. As they were growing up, my kids knew that when it was time to sit down for a meal, it was also […]

My Story: Planning a healthy pregnancy with type 1 diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are often told “no.” We hear the long list of things we shouldn’t eat, and shouldn’t do, and shouldn’t even think about trying. For things outside of managing my T1D, I subscribe to the concept of “asking forgiveness, not permission.” (Like when I pierced my belly button when I […]

In the Spirit

Sam Talbot is in a holiday frame of mind. The 33-year-old chef and restaurateur, who burst onto the public scene as a contender, finalist, and “fan favorite” in season two of the hit reality show Top Chef, is always a kid again when it comes to Christmas. “I kind of have that Peter Pan syndrome […]

In Her Own Words: Hannah Faircloth, JDRF Writing Contest winner

It should come as no surprise that the winner of JDRF’s 2010 Writing Contest loves her language arts class. Thirteen-year-old Hannah Faircloth, who is entering eighth grade this year in Wilmington, NC, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. But despite her young age, Hannah took her diagnosis in stride, […]