Rebalancing the Immune System

Novel therapy to increase beneficial immune cells shows promise in pilot type 1 diabetes clinical study Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused when a person’s immune system mistakenly destroys their insulin-producing beta cells. How and why this misguided attack begins remains a mystery, but JDRF research has helped shed light on the disease process, opening […]

Potential Breakthrough in Encapsulation Technology

JDRF-funded researchers develop novel method of protecting islets for implantation into people with type 1 diabetes Pancreatic islet transplantation has restored insulin independence in some individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but the procedure is not widely available due to the limited supply of donated islets and the need for strong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Cocktail Immune Therapy Beats Going Solo

New clinical results show positive effect of combination immune therapy for type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks insulin-producing beta cells within the pancreas. While there have been numerous clinical studies using general immunotherapy to stop or slow the T1D attack, researchers have been generally disappointed with […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos has earned the unofficial title of “Gala Matriarch” at the JDRF Georgia Chapter, and for good reason. For years she has led the charge, collaborating with staff and community leaders to ensure that the most effective chairs, honorees and committee members are recruited for their Hope for a Cure Gala. Barbara and her […]

Changing the Standard Management of Type 1 Diabetes

Adding novel therapy to an insulin regimen may allow for better glucose control and reduced insulin dosages Before insulin was discovered in 1921, people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) didn’t live very long. Its discovery was a great breakthrough and saved lives, but since then the basic management of T1D has continued to remain focused […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Krieman

Andrew Krieman is a devoted supporter to everyone he meets. When his neighbor’s child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007, he jumped right in to help raise awareness and find a cure. It started by helping with the Gala and before he knew it, he was co-chairing the event. Since then, he has connected with and […]

A Difficult Journey from the Lab to People with Type 1 Diabetes

New study highlights the challenges of translating promising research to effective treatments Results from a clinical study in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who were treated with a combination of two drugs in an attempt to improve their beta cell survival and stimulate beta cell regeneration are so far inconclusive. The study, called REPAIR-T1D […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]