Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Potential drugs for beta cell regeneration discovered

At the April 2014 JDRF-GNF (Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation) meeting, Dr. Byran Laffitte described how GNF has the potential to identify the first disease altering therapy for T1D. He presented preclinical evidence that GNF has identified the first highly effective low molecular weight regulators of beta cell proliferation. Overall, GNF has identified […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Oxenreiter

Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]

Volunteer spotlight: Brian McIntosh

Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.

Progress on ViaCyte’s novel encapsulated cell therapy

In February, JDRF announced it is providing additional milestone-based funding for the continued development of ViaCyte’s VC-01™ encapsulated cell therapy product candidate for the treatment of T1D. JDRF will fund up to $7 million to help ensure a rapid transition of the project into the clinical phase of development once ViaCyte’s investigational new drug application […]

Volunteer spotlight: David Levy

Nine years after David Levy’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), David is the first to reach out with a reassuring phone call to other families facing new diagnoses. And as a member of the JDRF New York City Chapter, David has reached out in so many other ways, broadcasting JDRF’s mission far and wide.

Winter woes: T1D and the flu

When the days grow shorter and the snow starts to fall, there’s no mistaking winter’s arrival. Most people look forward to this season filled with holidays, sledding, and hot chocolate, but there’s one aspect of winter that no one enjoys—the flu. Getting sick with a cold or the flu can sideline anyone, but when you […]