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.
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.
When the 161 delegates of JDRF Children’s Congress get to Washington in July, time will fly! Children’s Congress Chair Kid Jonathan Platt gives a few tips to help delegates be the most effective advocates they can be, while having the most fun.
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 […]
Final voting is open now through May 28, 2013, 12 PM EDT! Do you share our need for speed in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research progress? Then vote for one of the 10 finalists in the 2013 Our Everyday Heroes Race Car Design Contest, hosted by Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD). From now until May […]
Three months before her wedding in 1972, Debbie Nuzzo, then 19, was cheerfully preparing to walk down the aisle and start her new life. But her plans were derailed when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). She recalls, “It knocked the wind out of my sails. Our family doctor said to go home […]
Cycle along with Novo Nordisk—the official national presenting sponsor of the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. A global healthcare company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk and its staff have supported the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes for nearly a decade. Now, CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen and President Jerzy […]
Do you know many people whose goal is to come in last place? Join the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes and meet dedicated Ride coaches like Tim St. Clair, who happily travels at the back of the pack to ensure every rider finishes. Tim, an attorney in Greenville, SC, was a recreational cyclist with no […]
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.
Not every kid gets to watch something she imagined on paper zoom by on a professional racetrack. But 2012 Our Everyday Heroes contest winner Libby Ledford of Stanton, MI, saw her race car design roar to life last summer. From now until March 7, children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) between the ages of […]