JDRF recently brought together a group of 20 leading experts in the behavioral and mental health fields to discuss the range of psychological and social issues experienced by people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their families. Forums like this enable JDRF to stay up-to-date with the full spectrum of issues faced by people with [...]
Carol Lurie, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, and a founder of JDRF, passed away on Friday, February 15th. Carol and her husband Erwin played a vital part in JDRF and its contributions to diabetes research, offering continual inspiration, guidance, and support working at the chapter, national, and international levels. We will miss her.
The benefits of exercise are wide ranging. Regular physical activity can help people manage their weight, sleep better, reduce the risk of some diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease, and improve overall quality of life—among other proven benefits. People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can gain the same benefits from exercise as [...]
Earlier this year—and with your support—JDRF was delighted to help secure a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) that was included in the ‘American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012’ legislation, which passed Congress over the New Year’s Eve holiday. Please take a moment today to thank legislators who supported T1D research over the [...]
Not every kid gets to watch something she imagined on paper zoom by on a professional racetrack. But 2012 Our Everyday Heroes contest winner Libby Ledford of Stanton, MI, saw her race car design roar to life last summer. From now until March 7, children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) between the ages of [...]
This year, we’re celebrating 42 years of milestones in T1D research, awareness, and advocacy. This annual report turns the spotlight on 42 of the unique people, programs, and signs of progress that compel people to join JDRF.
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 [...]
On January 1, 2013, JDRF had an extra reason to celebrate the New Year when the United States Congress passed a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Thanks to JDRF advocates, volunteers, and staff, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $150 million specifically for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The [...]
In December 2012, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) or who are at increased risk of developing the disease have smaller pancreases than people not at risk. Researchers studied pancreases from three groups of deceased donors: individuals with T1D, those with autoantibodies [...]