For people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), establishing insulin independence by implanting insulin-producing beta cells into the body would be life changing. But a challenge to this potential therapy lies in the body’s immune system, which recognizes the implanted beta cells as foreign entities or invaders and subsequently attacks them. Furthermore, the implanted beta […]
Leading experts from industry, academia, and government came together the second week of April in Bethesda, MD, to discuss innovation in the development of an artificial pancreas system at a workshop hosted by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and JDRF. A commercially-viable artificial pancreas system would mimic the biological […]
In 1983, a trial began that would forever alter the standard of management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and serve as a stepping stone to future research advances—and as we mark the 30th anniversary of the trial’s inception, we are still learning from the study. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), a 10-year multicenter […]
“How is managing diabetes like navigating an airplane?” That may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer resulted in a promising innovation in T1D treatment in JDRF’s current research portfolio. Like many other parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Don Matheson is well versed in the latest research advances […]
Every day, JDRF leverages the expertise and innovation of distinguished researchers from across the globe to support research for life-changing treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our mission aims to serve everybody with T1D—at all ages and stages of the disease. Please enjoy reading about some of the most recent advances […]
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Technological advances and enhanced treatments over the past 40 years have led to major improvements in blood-glucose control for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). More sophisticated tools, such as systems to automate some insulin delivery or glucose responsive insulin, could help to improve blood-glucose control. To this end, JDRF continues to lead in the […]
Carol Lurie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a founder of JDRF, passed away on Friday, February 15th. Carol and her husband Erwin played a vital part in JDRF and its contributions to diabetes research, offering continual inspiration, guidance, and support working at the chapter, national, and international levels. We will miss her.
This year, we’re celebrating 42 years of milestones in T1D research, awareness, and advocacy. This annual report turns the spotlight on 42 of the unique people, programs, and signs of progress that compel people to join JDRF.
In December 2012, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) or who are at increased risk of developing the disease have smaller pancreases than people not at risk. Researchers studied pancreases from three groups of deceased donors: individuals with T1D, those with autoantibodies […]