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T1D Nominated to US Olympic Hall of Fame

Many of us in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community know and love the name Gary Hall, Jr. Not only for all that Gary’s accomplished as a swimmer during the Olympics (see link towards bottom for more on Gary’s Olympic career) but also for all that he does to advocate and help the T1D community. […]

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FDA Artificial Pancreas Draft Guidance – What JDRF Thinks

As you know, JDRF conducted an extensive advocacy campaign in 2011 which resulted in FDA release of draft artificial pancreas guidance in December.  Since then, our team has completed a thorough analysis of the FDA draft, speaking with many experts.  Overall, we still remain very encouraged by the guidance – it lays a reasonable pathway […]

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After the Guidance – What Happens Now?

Happy New Year! I know many of you have been following developments with the artificial pancreas guidance from FDA, so I wanted to give you an update about what’s been going on.  After FDA released the artificial pancreas draft guidance document on December 1st our initial review was that the guidance is encouraging and seems […]

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Would you talk to T1D?

Last week, we told you that currently 85% of people with T1D are adults and this little piece of information generated lots of great feedback from you all. Many of the comments were hopeful and others, about the obstacles you face while beating T1D every day of your life. (Again, I want to thank you […]

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85% T1Ds Are Adults…

Yesterday, our JDRF Advocacy page on Facebook posted a little factoid, ‘…currently, adults make up approximately 85% of those living with type 1 diabetes,’ and then we asked, ‘Are you a T1D adult, T1D teen, or a parent of a T1D? We’d love to know what you think and how T1D impacts you!’ Nearly 160 […]

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Artificial Pancreas Thanks to Congress

Today, you can help diabetes advocacy efforts by thanking your Members of Congress while JDRF staff and other experts review the intricate details of the artificial pancreas guidance that was published on December 1. We remain encouraged by the draft guidance thus far and hope you are too! We would not be analyzing this draft […]

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Thank the FDA and Pass it on!

Thanks to all your efforts, last week the FDA put out encouraging draft artificial pancreas guidance. While a detailed review is still under way, the FDA draft appears to lay a foundation for accelerating the development and availability of artificial pancreas systems that will improve the lives of millions of Americans living with type 1 […]

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Artificial Pancreas: FDA Releases Guidance

In the past several weeks over 110,000 diabetes advocates signed onto a petition asking the FDA to issue draft guidance by December 1 that would advance the testing and development of artificial pancreas systems. We wanted to share the news that FDA has just published this important draft guidance and based on an initial review JDRF […]

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The Platt Family: Artificial Pancreas Now, Please!

The importance of why we need an artificial pancreas (AP) sooner than later is best explained by those who hold hope in it’s benefit! Over 110,000 diabetes supporters have signed a petition asking the FDA to make sure we have access to this vital device. If you have haven’t signed the AP petition, then watch […]

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Artificial Pancreas: Special World Diabetes Day Webcast

I wanted to invite you to join JDRF’s President & CEO, Jeffrey Brewer, and Assistant Vice President of Treatment Therapies, Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D., on November 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET for a special live webcast on World Diabetes Day! This is an exciting time for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research across the spectrum of curing, […]

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