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We Heart YOU!

Advocates, here we are, February 14, Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and to your #1! Here on the JDRF Grassroots team, we wanted to make sure you felt the love we exude for you today. We wanted to make sure you knew just how much we appreciate, love, adore, admire and genuinely like […]

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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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First Artificial Pancreas Outpatient Trial in the U.S. Gets FDA Approval

I wanted to share with you the very exciting news that FDA recently approved the first clinical trial in the U.S. of an artificial pancreas system to be performed outside of a hospital!  See the JDRF statement for more details.  It’s great to see the research advancing and FDA helping to make it happen! You […]

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2 Minutes to Keep the Ball Rolling on Research

Not sure if you’ve had the chance to take a look at our recent call to action, ‘Continue NIH Research like the Artificial Pancreas’, but it shares some great information about how far we’ve come with research because of federal funding programs like the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). However, to continue this progress, we need […]

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