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 […]

My Sweet Sixteen on Capitol Hill

  T1D won’t take a break on my birthday, so why should I take a break from being an advocate for the cure? By Catrina Curtis (15 years old, Mississippi) Birthdays are the one day of the year when everything is about you. You can get away with being completely selfish, and you can get […]

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 […]

The $100,000 Man

What does it take to raise $100,000 for type 1 diabetes research—when you are just 13 years old? It takes a stellar idea and a stellar young man. Please meet Matthew Sherr. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) seven years ago at age six, Matthew lives in Westchester County, NY, with his parents and three […]

JDRF Launches TypeOneNation

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 […]

All the Right Moves: Support for a military child with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes

All the Right Moves: Support for a military child with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes

My nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) five days ago. We are a military family currently stationed in South Korea. We are with very few English resources in the area. It looks like we will get an emergency move to our next duty station in El Paso, TX, in a couple of weeks. How do we find quality care in a foreign country, manage an international move with a child with T1D, and find quality care to deal with a new diagnosis?

In Her Own Words: Hannah Faircloth, JDRF Writing Contest winner

It should come as no surprise that the winner of JDRF’s 2010 Writing Contest loves her language arts class. Thirteen-year-old Hannah Faircloth, who is entering eighth grade this year in Wilmington, NC, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. But despite her young age, Hannah took her diagnosis in stride, […]

Driving and Type 1 Diabetes

As you’ve probably heard, having good blood sugar control is extremely important when it comes to driving. You should always check your blood sugar levels before getting behind the wheel and carry extra snacks and supplies in your car (glucose tablets, juice, crackers, glucose meters, insulin, etc.). Many diabetes educators say that driving with a […]