Artificial Pancreas

Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Launches

Medtronic’s New MiniMed®640G Artificial Pancreas System Predicts and Helps Prevent Deadly Low Glucose Emergencies A four year-old Australian boy with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the first person to use a groundbreaking commercial artificial pancreas system that can predict and automatically prevent low blood-glucose emergencies. Medtronic’s is an insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor combination that uses […]

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An Artificial Pancreas System in Action

When JDRF started the Artificial Pancreas Project in 2006, the project was long on theoretical concepts but short on hard data.  Scientists believed there should be a way to improve daily T1D management by connecting the reading from a continuous glucose sensor to control the operations of an insulin pump in a closed loop system […]

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42 Reasons JDRF is Thankful for YOU

JDRF was founded 42 years ago, by parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1970. For the past 42 years, JDRF staff and volunteers have worked together to fund research aimed at finding a cure, better treating and preventing T1D. This year, the JDRF Annual Report 2012 highlights 42 specific milestones in T1D […]

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Congratulations on the Final AP Guidance

After all of the work many of you put into making the artificial pancreas guidance from FDA a reality, I wanted to say thank you and congratulations!  FDA released the final guidance and included nearly all of JDRF’s suggested changes – see the statement we made.  This truly is a milestone in artificial pancreas development […]

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Role Models in Diabetes

The Children’s Congress 2013 (CC13) applications are due on November 1, 2012, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 8-10, 2013 so don’t miss your chance to participate! I also wanted to share another quick note from Angie Platt, Chair of CC13, on the Role Models in Diabetes town hall held during […]

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Apply to be a Children’s Congress Delegate Today! HERE’S WHY…

Every other year, JDRF brings children aged 4 to 17 years from all across the country to Washington, D.C. In face-to-face meetings with their lawmakers, Children’s Congress delegates help them understand the challenges of living with type 1 and why a cure is so important. For my daughter and for my family, participating in Children’s […]

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Thanks to Type 1 Diabetes and JDRF

Yesterday, Angie Platt, Children’s Congress 2013 Chair, sent me the following so I could share her experience at the 2011 event with you, so be sure to apply by November 1 if you’re between the ages 4-17 . Hope you enjoy and be sure to leave a comment or a question for Angie: Children’s Congress—One […]

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Meet Jonathan, Children’s Congress 2013 Chair-Kid!

Meet Jonathan, Children’s Congress 2013 (CC13) Chair-Kid! Jonathan’s not only the Chair-Kid for CC13 but he’s also been keeping busy advocating for type 1 diabetes in all sorts of ways. With the support of his mom, Angie, the Chair of CC13, and dad, Jon, Jonathan has been an amazing leader in the T1 community! Check […]

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JDRF Advocacy on #DSMA Radio

In case you missed it, I wanted share with you a recording of a weekly online radio show broadcast by Diabetes Social Media Advocacy Live (DSMA), where yours truly was invited to talk about our advocacy efforts. I had a great time talking with Cherise Shockley, the founder of DSMA, and one of the co-host […]

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