Introducing the JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress Delegate Blog

All across the country, JDRF is ramping up for one of the biggest advocacy events in Washington, D.C. That’s right, it’s time again for Children’s Congress—three days when kids and teens from every state and around the world converge on Capitol Hill to represent the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and urge Congress to continue […]

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

A Letter from Jeffrey Brewer April 21-27, 2013, is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and express our gratitude for all that volunteers do to make a difference in our communities. Of course at JDRF, every week is national volunteer week and, in that spirit, I thank you for all your dedication and support […]

Introducing JDRFAdvocacy Instagram

We have asked you to tweet us, follow us, pin us, and read with us! Well I am excited to announce that we would love for you to ’gram us as well! JDRF Advocacy is excited to announce our newest social media neighborhood, Instagram! The Instagram community might not be new to you—perhaps you’re already […]

JDRF Thanks Nicole Johnson and the Tampa Bay Lightning for $50,000 gift

Nicole Johnson, a member of the JDRF International Board of Directors, has been named the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL team’s 35th Lightning Community Hero for her work as a diabetes consultant and advocate. The award honors members of the Tampa Bay community for their outstanding charitable work with a $50,000 donation to the recipient’s designated […]

On Government Day, Advocates Paint Capitol Hill JDRF Blue

Last weekend, I joined some of the best and brightest of JDRF’s volunteer leaders as they gathered in our nation’s capital for one of the organization’s biggest advocacy events—JDRF 2013 Government Day. Although the name “Government Day” suggests otherwise, the event is actually four jam-packed days. During the first two, attendees received intensive courses on […]

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.

Say “Thank You” to Members of Congress for their SDP Support

Earlier this year—and with your support—JDRF was delighted to help secure a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) that was included in the ‘American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012’ legislation, which passed Congress over the New Year’s Eve holiday. Please take a moment today to thank legislators who supported T1D research over the […]

Congratulations and Thank You!

On January 1, 2013, JDRF had an extra reason to celebrate the New Year when the United States Congress passed a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Thanks to JDRF advocates, volunteers, and staff, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $150 million specifically for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The […]

FDA Issues Final Artificial Pancreas Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on November 9 the issuance of its final guidance for the development of artificial pancreas systems. The guidance incorporates nearly all of JDRF’s recommendations. This news represents a milestone victory for JDRF and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, as the technology is viewed by medical experts […]