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What the 21st Century Cures Act Means for Type 1 Diabetes

An ecosystem that supports innovation—including federal regulatory, reimbursement and research policies—is critical to the success of JDRF’s mission. For many years, JDRF has worked with key decision makers and staff within the Federal Government to foster an environment that will help advance type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Specifically, our regulatory efforts are focused on ensuring […]

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Breaking News: U.S. Senate Seeks to Help Medicare-Eligible Americans Gain Access to CGMs

BREAKING NEWS! Did ya hear? On Wednesday, July 30, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation – S. 2689, the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014’ – that would help Medicare-eligible Americans gain coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). Immediately following the introduction of the […]

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Years of Advocacy Experience Under One Intern’s Belt

Last Friday, we introduced you to Mia, one of the JDRF Advocacy office’s three summer interns! This week, we are featuring Anna. Anna has been involved with JDRF Advocacy for years and we are glad she is with us this summer! Meet Anna! This summer I have been extremely fortunate to have been chosen as […]

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A Different Morning Routine Compared to Last Summer, But a Similar Theme

Each summer, the JDRF Advocacy office has 3-4 interns helping advance our mission and learning all they can along the way. This summer, we have three ladies with us, all from different backgrounds and stories. First up – Mia! Take it away Mia! As one of the many interns that flood D.C. each summer, I […]

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Watch JDRF’s 2013 Children’s Congress Highlights!

Our JDRF Advocacy team is excited to share with you the 2013 Children’s Congress (CC13) Highlight Video. Not only can you watch the CC13 delegates in action during last summer’s main event, but also see their work in meetings up on Capitol Hill, a ‘Role Models in Diabetes’ town hall session, and ending with a […]

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Cameron a Promise Veteran #ThrowBackThursday

Cameron doesn’t need much in the way of an introduction, so without further ado, meet Cameron! Hi. My name is Cameron Crouse, I am a thirteen years years old and I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) a month before my third birthday. After my diagnosis in May of […]

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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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