Raising the Game

mySugr Companion is a diabetes-management app that helps people with insulin-treated diabetes take control of their therapy through play. One of the first registered medical devices in the iPhone App Store, Companion is now the top diabetes-management iPhone app in six European countries and the United States.

Curled, Coiled, and Counterpoised

The technology on which many people rely for blood-glucose management?with all the tubes, infusion sets, and delicate circuitry?can really get in the way of executing proper yoga poses. For anyone who may have shied away from yoga for these reasons, take heart. Many people with T1D have mastered Monkey Pose and gone deep into Downward Dog—all while comfortably sporting an insulin pump.

Focus on Fathers

Focus on Fathers

Whether nurturing his family while managing his type 1 diabetes or doing what it takes to support those in his family living with the disease, each of our T1D Dads does a lot for us and they often to it unheralded. So why not show them you “get” what they do for us by joining our Instagram #T1Dads campaign?

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

I will control my T1D. My T1D won’t control me.     By Amelia Rehrman 11 years old, Pennsylvania Hi! My name is Amelia and I am 11 years old. I am so happy to be a 2013 Children’s Congress delegate from Pennsylvania. My favorite hobbies include photography and blogging, so I am taking this […]

Second Nature

Most kids don’t come home from summer camp excited that they learned to read a nutrition label—but that’s exactly what’s so special about diabetes camp. With dozens of programs across the country busily accepting applications for their summer 2013 sessions, now is the time to register your child or teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1D). […]

A Father’s Formula

“How is managing diabetes like navigating an airplane?” That may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer resulted in a promising innovation in T1D treatment in JDRF’s current research portfolio. Like many other parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Don Matheson is well versed in the latest research advances […]

All About Insulin

In 1921, a team of Canadian researchers including Frederick G. Banting, M.D., Charles H. Best, J.J.R. Macleod, Ph.D., and James B. Collip, Ph.D., isolated a newly discovered hormone they named “insulin” from calf pancreases (pancreata). They injected it into a teenage boy who had type 1 diabetes (T1D). The young man, Leonard Thompson, was confined […]

Top Research Highlights

Every day, JDRF leverages the expertise and innovation of distinguished researchers from across the globe to support research for life-changing treatments and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our mission aims to serve everybody with T1D—at all ages and stages of the disease. Please enjoy reading about some of the most recent advances […]