An Opening Refrain Filled With Promise

“Promise to Remember Me” is the name of their song, and when the 161 delegates of JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress raise their voices, it’s impossible to forget. The performance of the Children’s Congress anthem, led this year by singer/songwriter and JDRF Celebrity Advocate Crystal Bowersox, kicked off what promises to be three days of high-energy […]

The Delegates Are Coming!

Independence Day fireworks have all burned down, but JDRF is amping up the excitement! JDRF Children’s Congress, our flagship advocacy event, takes place in Washington, D.C., next week. This biennial event—now one of the largest of its kind—was first held in 1999. This year, it will take Capitol Hill by storm July 8 to 10. […]

Pixar Sneak Peek Scares Up Funds for T1D Research

On June 15, 2013, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter held one entertaining Gala—an exclusive preview of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, the highly anticipated prequel to Monsters, Inc. By all accounts, the Gala was a monstrous success, largely due to the evening’s honorary chairs—longstanding JDRF supporters John and Nancy Lasseter. The Lasseters became a part of […]

T1D in the Fast Lane

JDRF and Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) joined forces to help raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research through the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF. The winning design was painted onto the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car driven by Bob Tasca III. The contest has raised […]

Letters From the Cusp of Childhood/Adulthood

You might not be able to eat that doughnut when you have high blood sugar, but you can still become a doctor or a famous baseball player.         By Cindy Chen (17 years old, California) Dear parents, This coming school year, I’ll be a senior?and then it’s off to college. All parents […]

Capitol Hill Essentials

For my trip to Washington, D.C., next month—where I’ll be a delegate at JDRF Children’s Congress—there are many things I’ll need to pack. But most important are all the supplies I need to treat my type 1 diabetes (T1D) so that I can stay as healthy as possible. I’ve created a video to give you an idea of what it’s like to travel with T1D.

Word to the Wise: A T1D Slang Dictionary

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.

Pumped for the Future

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 […]