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Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Cynthia Ford Receives 2013 Chairman’s Choice Award

July 30, 2013 ― On Monday, July 29, JDRF presented its Jim Tyree Chairman’s Choice Award to longtime volunteer and leader Cynthia Ford for her significant contributions to JDRF on behalf of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), including her son, Albert. The annual award was given during a special ceremony at JDRF’s OneConference in […]

Advocates Testify at Senate Diabetes Hearing

Senator Bill Nelson, of Florida, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Senator Susan Collins, of Maine, ranking member of the committee, convened the eighth biennial Senate Diabetes Hearing on July 10. The culmination of Children’s Congress—JDRF’s flagship advocacy event—the hearing offers JDRF advocates young and old the opportunity to speak up on […]

Heroes on the Hill: Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen

JDRF has seen tremendous legislative and regulatory victories in recent years on behalf of the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). And in a political environment crowded with important issues and a strained fiscal climate, all of those victories were hard won. JDRF has its champions in Congress to thank for their […]

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 […]

The Folly of Defunding Diabetes Research

(reprinted from The Wall Street Journal) While most people know me as owner of the New York Jets, my passion has long been in a different field: finding a cure for diabetes, one of America’s most devastating diseases. Researchers are on the verge of achieving once-unthinkable goals in the battle against diabetes that will improve […]