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A Look Past Children’s Congress

This summer has been a whirlwind with Children’s Congress, Promise to Remember Me kicking off and looking ahead to the Special Diabetes Program renewal , however, we have been fortunate enough to have four, energetic interns working in the Advocacy office to keep us focused. They have all left us and returned to their respective […]

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Going from Knowing 2 People with T1D to Knowing 161

The JDRF Advocacy office has been extremely lucky this summer, having four amazing, unique and hardworking interns. We are sad to lose them as the summer wraps, however before they left, we had them each write a blog post about their experience at Children’s Congress, the main campaign they all helped on. We already introduced […]

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Children’s Congress – Few People Get to Attend Twice

Recently, we published a blog from Bella, one of our four Advocacy Interns in the Washington, D.C. JDRF Advocacy office this summer. The four interns each approached Children’s Congress with different perspectives and after CC, they all walked away with different experiences. This week, I’d like to introduce Michelle. Michelle was a delegate in the […]

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Interning During Children’s Congress

Every semester we have two to four interns in the Advocacy office in Washington, D.C. Sometimes they have a type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection and other times, they just want to make a difference. This semester, we have four interns; each of them coming from different backgrounds with different T1D experiences. Over the next few […]

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A Look Back on FY13 and a Look Forward to FY14

Here in Washington, D.C., the temperature may finally be warming up, but our national political climate has been heated for what seems like the entire 2013 fiscal year.  Partisanship continues to rule the day on Capitol Hill, and so during the final hours of 2012 we were elated when Congress agreed to JDRF’s top legislative […]

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Check out the NEW JDRF Advocacy Website

There’s quite a bit going on here in the JDRF Government Relations office in Washington, DC! Earlier this week we blogged [fix link] about how we would be sharing some facts, figures and images highlighting the benefits of the Special Diabetes Program on our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.  We’ll continue posting these pieces for […]

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Getting it Right: Recent Portrayal of T1D in Mass Media

Although diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the U.S., our mass media and popular culture don’t always portray it accurately.  Some of the most common misunderstandings result from confusion between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).  Reports in the media may refer to “diabetes” as a preventable disease.  News […]

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Study on Economic Impact of Diabetes doesn’t Distinguish between T1D and T2D

One of the common frustrations for people with diabetes is the lack of understanding about the difference between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).  T1D is an autoimmune disease which affects as many as 3 million Americans, is not caused by diet or lifestyle, and cannot be prevented. T2D, on the other […]

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Did We Match September’s Promise Numbers in October?

In the beginning of October, I put a out a challenge to advocates across the country to schedule the same number of Promise meetings during the month as were scheduled in September. That meant at least 47 meetings would need to be scheduled. I am proud to say that thanks to your hard work, we […]

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Team Type 1: Winning at the Diabetes Game

Check out a guest blog from Team Type 1’s CEO and founder, Phil Southerland. He shares the work the team has been doing around the world for people with diabetes leading up to United Nation’s “UNite for a Healthy Future.” Hello, and thank you in advance for reading.  I wanted to update you on the […]

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