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Life with T1D

A JDRF Love Story

Things you might expect to find at a JDRF support group: information, mentoring, type 1 diabetes (T1D) toolkits and connection with the broader T1D community. Things you might be surprised to find at a JDRF support group: your future spouse. JDRF prides itself on being a full-service organization for people with T1D and their loved […]

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What the 21st Century Cures Act Means for Type 1 Diabetes

An ecosystem that supports innovation—including federal regulatory, reimbursement and research policies—is critical to the success of JDRF’s mission. For many years, JDRF has worked with key decision makers and staff within the Federal Government to foster an environment that will help advance type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Specifically, our regulatory efforts are focused on ensuring […]

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JDRF Halloween Guide

For many families newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), few words instill as much fear as Halloween. A whole holiday centered on candy can be a lot for families to handle. However, with the right tools and attitude, Halloween can be just as fun for someone with T1D as it is for any regular […]

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Catch Innovation in Action

The next breakthrough in type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies and treatments could come from anyone, anywhere. That’s why JDRF is proud and excited to sponsor the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge to discover the ideas, insights and inspiration that drive the global effort to end this disease. T1D Exchange, in collaboration with M2D2, a University of […]

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Life with T1D

Back to School with T1D: Q&A with School Nurse Jeanette Weppner

Back to School season means more than just sending your child back into the classroom. It also means establishing positive relationships with your child’s school. One of the most important people helping manage your child’s type 1 diabetes (T1D) is their school caregiver. Meet Jeanette Weppner, L.P.N., the Crawford County Missouri R-1 Elementary and Middle […]

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Life with T1D

Embracing Your T1D in School, Cell Phones and Standardized Testing

Being a young adult presents many challenges – between homework, sports, social life and the pressures of preparing for college, diabetes management can be overwhelming. But how do we create a balance between health and the stresses of both academics and relationships? Being diagnosed at the age of two, many of my memories of school […]

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Advocacy Blog

Meet Amanda, one of our summer Advocacy interns!

Hi, all! I’m Amanda Bethel, and I’m a Metro-Detroit native pursuing my BA in Political Science/Pre-Law at Michigan State University. My blood runs green for my school – but with a little extra sugar. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my sophomore year of high school, following a scary transition from being […]

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Tackling T1D Together

Crystal Cowart’s son, Jordan, was diagnosed with T1D three months ago at age 13. JDRF had the pleasure of hearing Crystal’s inspiring story about how her family, friends and community have come together to help their family after Jordan’s diagnosis.   What’s the story of how Jordan was diagnosed with T1D? Jordan was 13 when he […]

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