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 […]

Novo Nordisk Support for JDRF’s Ride Soars!

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 […]

Sometimes, Real Winners Come in Last

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’s Legacy Continues

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.

Raising Awareness and Funds for JDRF at 300 MPH

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 […]

2012 Annual Report

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.