Specific Protein May Help Beta Cells Survive in Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF-funded researchers find therapeutic potential of MANF protein to reduce beta cell stress in type 1 diabetes. In the healthy pancreas of someone without type 1 diabetes (T1D), the hormone insulin (essential for turning food into energy) is produced, stored, and released in a normal “factory-like” process within pancreatic beta cells in response to glucose […]

Sleeping Without Fear

Study: Artificial pancreas systems with predictive low-glucose-suspend help reduce overnight hypoglycemia in individuals with type 1 diabetes Bedtime may soon be safer and a lot less anxiety filled for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) thanks to software being developed as a next-step component for artificial pancreas systems. Called predictive low-glucose-suspend (pLGS), it interacts with […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Ballard

The Impact of a Chance Encounter Sometimes the person who sits next to you at a breakfast table can change your life. That’s what happened when Mark Ballard was seated next to a child with type one diabetes (T1D) at a JDRF corporate engagement breakfast over 16 years ago. It was a profound moment for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Klumok

Tribal Leader Lisa Klumok’s life changed forever on March 26, 2008 when her two-year old son Bobby was diagnosed with T1D. “He was just a baby,” she says. “It was painful that first day home to tell him the shots, finger pricks, insulin injections, scheduled meals and middle of the night blood checks were not […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Craig Hansen

Keeping us on our toes Everybody is ready to pitch in and do their part at JDRF’s Greater Iowa Chapter. That’s because JDRF is a well-managed organization in general, but also because Craig Hansen recently completed his term as the Chapter’s Board President. He explains, “Since our Chapter had already achieved much success prior to my […]

Not just a gadget

JDRF Responds to New York Times Article “Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills” On behalf of everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is outraged by the recent article in the New York Times trivializing the benefit of medical advances for people with T1D. Rather than being “high priced gadgets […]

You’re the make it happen type

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 […]

Hope for kidney health in gout drug

PERL study will explore the potential of allopurinol to delay or halt kidney disease in people with type 1 diabetes. As we near the end of March, National Kidney Month, we find ourselves at the beginning stages of an exciting new clinical trial that could lead to better health for people with type 1 diabetes […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dayton Coles

Relaying the Research One thing we can all agree on – T1D is a complicated disease. It is not easy for the general public to understand and the science behind the research is sometimes difficult to explain. But it is vital that we get the word out: JDRF is funding research that will improve the […]

Leader of the pack

There’s a reason Mike Pack is beaming with pride at Advance Auto Parts’ contribution to JDRF. When Mike Pack sold his first JDRF Paper Sneaker, he couldn’t imagine how significant an impact that small donation could have. It was 1996, and Mike had just started working as general manager in an Advance Auto Parts store […]