Having a Happy T1D Holiday

Sweeping your gaze over the holiday food spread, you can’t help but notice that the eating options lean heavily in favor of high-carb, high-sugar, and high-octane type 1 diabetes (T1D) trouble: candy canes, gingerbread houses, heaping plates of festive cookies, eggnog, and sweet-potato pies. Even seemingly innocent sugarplums are in on the oversaturation of sugar […]

What We Can Learn from DAFNE

For people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it’s important to be a 24/7 disease manager, which can be a complicated task. At JDRF, we investigate how to make T1D management easier, which involves listening to what’s happening across the global T1D community. So when we heard from people with T1D “across the pond” in the […]

Redesigning Carbs: T1D and Celiac Disease

By Lindsey Bewley McCann Counting carbohydrates is second nature to most people who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Gauging grams of carbohydrates and translating the information into insulin calculations needed to cover them—it all becomes pretty routine. But what about the approximately 10 percent of people with T1D who also suffer from celiac disease? […]

Talking about T1D

By Kerri Sparling “Hi! I’m Kerri, and I have type 1 diabetes.” This is not normally the way I introduce myself to people. (Actually, this is never the way I introduce myself to people—bit of a creepy opener, wouldn’t it be?) I’m not shy when it comes to talking about my type 1 diabetes (T1D) […]

The Low Blood Sugar Fire Drill

By Darren Bolton Chalk it up to a “life lesson” that was well-learned and safely resolved. Sometimes you get thrown an unexpected curveball, just when you think you have everything under control. Here’s my story. When I was first asked to write this article about managing an emergency low-blood-sugar episode for Countdown, I was not […]

16 Self-Care Tips: Five Experts Offer Their Best Advice

Your Tour Guides for the Most Effective Diabetes Self-Care Ever: William Tamborlane, M.D. Trevor Orchard, M.B.B.Ch Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. Marian Rewers, M.D., Ph.D. Francine Kaufman, M.D. William Tamborlane, M.D., pioneer in the development of the insulin pump and deputy director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Yale University, New Haven, CT “It’s […]

JDRF and Amylin to Test Hormone for Blood Glucose Control

JDRF and Amylin are enthusiastic about the potential of metreleptin to help improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes. A successful outcome in the metreleptin study would likely lead to studies with larger numbers of people and the development of alternative treatments to using medical insulin alone.

Less Insulin, Better Glucose Control?

Adding metreleptin to insulin therapy improves blood glucose control and helps regulate blood lipid (including cholesterol) levels, according to a new study conducted on rodents. Metreleptin is closely related to the human hormone leptin, which plays a fundamental role in the regulation of fat and glucose metabolism in the body. A new clinical trial, funded […]

Partnerships and Progress Toward an Artificial Pancreas

These developments represent a giant step forward on the path to achieving an artificial pancreas, a fully automated system that can dispense insulin to patients based on real-time changes in blood sugar levels. Even the earliest systems could bring dramatic changes in the quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes.