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JDRF Press Release Thanks Congress

Check out the official thanks from JDRF to Congress for its support of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). Some great highlights on why the SDP is important to T1D and how Congress is supporting it. You can also thank Congress by visiting our call-to-action page and send a quick email to your Members of Congress. […]

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#JDRFac2012: Partners for the Cure

#JDRFac2012 is a blog series to prepare JDRF’s ‘All For 1’ Annual Conference attendees for their time on Capitol Hill, and to educate you as readers on why JDRFers will be on the Hill on your behalf and how you can help. In June, JDRF’s chapter staff and volunteer leaders will converge on Washington, D.C. […]

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JDRF Annual Conference: Help Get Ready

In June, JDRF’s Annual Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. and you can help us get ready for it – visit our call-to-action page and send a message of thanks to Members of Congress who supported the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) letter recently issued by the House and Senate Diabetes Caucuses. JDRF’s volunteer leaders […]

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Dr. Kowalski Video: Ask Congress to Support T1D Research

Yesterday we had Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF’s Assistant VP of Treatment Therapies, in our JDRF Advocacy office. I took the opportunity to capture some video thoughts from Dr. Kowalski on why we need to make sure we keep working to support diabetes research where ever possible. See the video below and then click through to […]

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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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Continue NIH Research like the Artificial Pancreas

Good Thursday to you and hope you had a chance to follow along our #JDRFGovDay efforts on Twitter earlier this week. Volunteer JDRF Advocacy leaders were on Capitol Hill on Monday and Tuesday to ask Congress to support a letter issued to the congressional leadership by the House and Senate caucuses on Diabetes. This letter […]

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JDRF 2011 Children’s Congress Video Highlights – Day 3 (part 2)

Check out the final highlight for the 2011 Childrens’ Congress from our camera team, this one features more testimony from award winning actor, Kevin Kline and our delegates. (Apologies for the delay in getting this up for you but I had taken a little vacation right after CC and this clips wasn’t ready by the […]

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What are Your Independence Day Plans?

We are quickly approaching one of my favorite holidays of the year: Independence Day! This weekend will be filled with barbeques, parades, fireworks and festivals. I am sure that many of you are already on your way to the festivities as I write this! Around July 4th every year, I try think about patriotic things […]

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APP Regulatory Happenings

If you have been following the coverage of the recent Children’s Congress, you know that there has been important APP news related to FDA.  Many of you have been working hard since Government Day in March to educate your legislators about the artificial pancreas and as a result of your efforts, a bipartisan majority in […]

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2011 Children’s Congress: The Artificial Pancreas and the FDA

After having worked the past three Children’s Congresses, I love the fact that each class of our delegates is key in making sure that we continue to push forward towards a cure and ensure that federal funding continues to support this effort.  However, the CC11 delegates not only helped in making sure that Congress understood […]

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