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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Savanna’s Story

Hello! My name is Savanna Vance and I am from Pekin, IL, a town about 2.5 hours north of Chicago, IL. I recently graduated Cum Laude from Eureka College in Eureka, IL with a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology with the Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology and Psychology. I am so excited to grow and […]

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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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Life with T1D

A JDRF Love Story

Things you might expect to find at a JDRF support group: information, mentoring, type 1 diabetes (T1D) toolkits and connection with the broader T1D community. Things you might be surprised to find at a JDRF support group: your future spouse. JDRF prides itself on being a full-service organization for people with T1D and their loved […]

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Remembering Will Hauver

By Lyndall Hauver (As Told to JDRF) Today we are mourning the loss of our son, Will Hauver, who died earlier this month. Will was an amazing person. In 22 short years he touched so many and made the most incredible friendships and relationships with pretty much everyone he met. He was funny, so positive and […]

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The Serious Side of the Flu for People with T1D

By Steven Griffen, M.D., VP Translational Development The flu can increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious acute complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that results from too little insulin   DKA is normally seen in states of prolonged fasting or starvation.  The body shifts metabolism from primarily using glucose to using an […]

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New Study Finds Certain Gut Bacteria Changes May Promote Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Study suggests these changes may play a role in triggering the disease and speeding its development In the largest longitudinal study to date, researchers at Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a link between changes in gut bacteria and onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Previous studies have identified this possible link but […]

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