JDRF today announced the launch of its new JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit. As Andrea Hulke, director of outreach, states for the release: “We are happy to be able to provide the Pregnancy Toolkit to help ease one of the most important junctures in the lives of future parents with this disease. Most importantly, we want people […]
Question: I am a parent with type 1 diabetes. My children are now ages seven and two, and they are asking questions about it. How do I explain to them what type 1 diabetes is in a way that will help them understand and not be scared? Answer: I have been in this exact same […]
JDRF recently brought together a group of 20 leading experts in the behavioral and mental health fields to discuss the range of psychological and social issues experienced by people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families. Forums like this enable JDRF to stay up-to-date with the full spectrum of issues faced by people with […]
Daily type 1 diabetes (T1D) management can be challenging for adults or children living with the disease, as well as for their parents or caregivers. We asked two diabetes experts, Desmond Schatz, M.D., and Anne Peters, M.D., to share with us the most frequently asked questions they hear in their practices.
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 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 […]
Here at JDRF, we believe that support for the type 1 diabetes community shouldn’t be limited to just one stage of life – we continue supporting individuals with type 1 through marriages, the growth and changes in their family lives, different careers and travels, and even complications they may face. For this reason, JDRF has been expanding […]
Learning the symptoms and how to cope In the 40-plus years since Larry was diagnosed with diabetes, he has raised a son through a divorce and brought up three step-daughters. He has suffered from complications of his type 1 diabetes that led to him losing his sight in one eye. And he’s suffered from depression, […]