Creating a world without type 1 diabetes

We’re the plan to change the future type. JDRF research focuses on key therapies that hold significant promise in turning Type One into Type None, including: artificial pancreas, encapsulation, smart insulin, restoration, and prevention.

Holiday redux

Holiday redux

The holidays are upon us! No matter which celebration(s) you observe—Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, you name it—we’ve got a wealth of information from our archives to help you ring in your healthiest, happiest type 1 diabetes (T1D) holiday season yet.

New JDRF-funded study will evaluate potential benefits of metformin for type 1 diabetes

A new JDRF-funded study will evaluate whether metformin—a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes (T2D)—combined with standard insulin therapy could safely improve blood-glucose control in overweight children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). For more than 50 years, metformin has proven safe and effective in helping to control blood-glucose levels in people […]

Volunteer spotlight: Kevin Wehrenberg

When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.

Take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge!

Step into the shoes of someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for one day in an eye-opening text campaign made possible through the generous support of Lilly Diabetes. In just a single day, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges people with T1D face. Sign up today, or any day in November, and […]

Be the Type to Take Action!

JDRF is kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month by turning the Empire State Building blue! On the evening of November 1—T1Day—New York’s iconic landmark will blaze blue to promote diabetes awareness and show support for the 366 million people worldwide living with both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes. Awareness for T1D doesn’t […]

Where Are They Now?

Children’s Congress is not only JDRF’s flagship advocacy event, it is one of the largest advocacy events in our nation’s capital. More than 1,000 kids and teens have served as delegates. Many of them are now all grown up and changing the world in their very own ways.