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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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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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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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May Blog Highlights

As JDRF’s Children’s Congress is fast approaching, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on any of our exciting activities from last month. Find out what we’ve been up to at JDRF Advocacy below:   There is now even more reason to get involved with Type 1 Talk! Through the end of June, […]

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December Blog Highlights

Last month proved to be one of the most exciting months of the year here at JDRF Advocacy. December ended up being the month in which the Special Diabetes Program was renewed by Congress! This was the best present we could receive for during the holiday season. By renewing the program, Congress has ensured that […]

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October Advocacy Blog Highlights

Hi JDRF advocates! October was a busy month here at JDRF Advocacy! Check out what you may have missed last month: One of the biggest topics in October was the upcoming Type 1 Talk event. On October 6, Mike announced the launch of the Type 1 Talk application on Facebook. His post included an overview […]

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CC11 Application Opportunity

Thanks to your feedback we found out that some advocate families were having issues submitting a 2011 Children’s Congress application. This is due to difficulty they encountered in uploading a picture of the quality that was asked for in the application. We don’t want families to miss out on the opportunity to submit a CC11 […]

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