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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Will’s Story

My name is Will Jennette and I am a senior at George Mason University studying Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 18, during February of my senior year in high school. Adjusting to such an impactful disease was not an easy life transition to make, especially as […]

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Interning in the Advocacy Office – Jeffrey’s Story

My name is Jeffrey Peterson and I am thrilled to be working in the JDRF Advocacy office this summer! I am from Burlington, Vermont and attending The George Washington University. I am a rising sophomore majoring in Political Communications with a double minor in Public Health and Political Science. I spend a lot of my […]

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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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Meet Amanda, one of our summer Advocacy interns!

Hi, all! I’m Amanda Bethel, and I’m a Metro-Detroit native pursuing my BA in Political Science/Pre-Law at Michigan State University. My blood runs green for my school – but with a little extra sugar. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my sophomore year of high school, following a scary transition from being […]

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Meet Beth, the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina

Beth McCrary, our Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina, is no stranger to the type 1 diabetes (T1D) world. Beth has three loved ones personally connecting her to T1D: her daughter, her nephew, and her nephew’s wife. When her daughter Hannah was diagnosed in 2008 at age seven, Beth was […]

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Meet Michael, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch

Michael Mattis is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina. When his 10-year-old younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1998, it was only natural that he and his family became involved with JDRF. It wasn’t until his daughter, Eve, was diagnosed with T1D at […]

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