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Stories of Lives Changed by the Power of CGM

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may find a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM device, which provides ongoing insight into glucose levels around the clock, improves their quality of life. JDRF-funded studies have shown that these CGM systems may help lower hemoglobin A1c levels and reduce risk for hypoglycemia. People who have chosen to adopt […]

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Studies Continue to Show Life-changing Benefits of CGMs

You may have heard of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), but still have some questions about how it’ll help with your daily management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). A CGM is an FDA-approved device that provides insight into glucose levels 24 hours a day. The device displays information about glucose direction and speed while also providing users additional information […]

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Advocacy Blog

Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Savanna’s Story

Hello! My name is Savanna Vance and I am from Pekin, IL, a town about 2.5 hours north of Chicago, IL. I recently graduated Cum Laude from Eureka College in Eureka, IL with a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology with the Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology and Psychology. I am so excited to grow and […]

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JDRF Halloween Guide 2017

Halloween can be a frightening time for families of those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, with the right tools and attitude, Halloween can be just as fun for someone with T1D as it is for any other goblin or ghoul. The JDRF Halloween Guide provides some helpful tips, tricks and carb counts that will […]

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Advocacy Blog

Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Will’s Story

My name is Will Jennette and I am a senior at George Mason University studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 18, during February of my senior year in high school. Adjusting to such an impactful disease was not an easy life transition to make, especially as […]

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Advocacy Blog

Interning in the Advocacy Office – Jeffrey’s Story

My name is Jeffrey Peterson and I am thrilled to be working in the JDRF Advocacy office this summer! I am from Burlington, Vermont and attending The George Washington University. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Political Communications with a double minor in Public Health and Political Science. I spend a lot of my […]

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Life with T1D

When Our Greatest Supporters Are Our Greatest Motivators

Jackie Giovanoni, who was working as a Lilly sales representative when her husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), is motivated by him to stay involved, help fight for a cure and support the T1D community. “We’re one another’s greatest supporters. He recognizes that his health is important not only to him but to […]

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Life with T1D

10 Tips for Exercise and T1D

It’s far too easy to come up with excuses not to exercise. Don’t let type 1 diabetes (T1D) be one of them. Exercising with T1D can make managing blood sugar more challenging than it already is. But that doesn’t have to stop you from working out and keeping fit. The following 10 considerations for aerobic […]

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