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Meet Flash, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter

Flash Black is the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter. He became involved with JDRF when his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of two. The local chapter of JDRF (then called the JDF) reached out while his son was still in the hospital, and Flash and […]

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Meet Andrea, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF North Florida Chapter

Andrea Carlile is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF North Florida Chapter. She and her son, Crew attended the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, DC together! Andrea’s first type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection was her brother, who was diagnosed as an adult during his final year of graduate school. Later on, her […]

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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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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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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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