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Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]

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Potential Approach to Beta Cell Stress May Help Lead to Type 1 Diabetes Prevention

Although scientists are still working to determine what causes type 1 diabetes (T1D), research has given us insights into the disease process – knowledge that may eventually lead to potential therapies. One idea that has been explored over the past several years is that of beta cell stress and its connection to T1D, and a […]

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Make JDRF Advocacy Part of Your Holidays

It’s that time of year again where you know the leaves are turning and everyone is getting ready for the coming holidays and time with loved-ones. This year, while you spend time out and about with family and friends we want you to know that we’re thankful for YOU and the support you helped us […]

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Nanoparticle-Based Approach to Glucose Responsive Insulin Shows Promise

All people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) take insulin on a daily basis as part of a balancing act between food, exercise, and blood-glucose levels. Advances in T1D management have made it easier for people with T1D to calculate how much insulin they will need to keep their blood glucose in range, but it is […]

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Thirty Years Wiser: How the DCCT trial continues to nurture the landscape of type 1 diabetes science

In 1983, a trial began that would forever alter the standard of management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and serve as a stepping stone to future research advances—and as we mark the 30th anniversary of the trial’s inception, we are still learning from the study. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), a 10-year multicenter […]

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An Artificial Pancreas System in Action

When JDRF started the Artificial Pancreas Project in 2006, the project was long on theoretical concepts but short on hard data.  Scientists believed there should be a way to improve daily T1D management by connecting the reading from a continuous glucose sensor to control the operations of an insulin pump in a closed loop system […]

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Giving Thanks – Family, Friends and the SDP

Good morning. As I have spent the last days preparing for the visit of my family for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have been thinking about what I am grateful for.  As the National Chair of JDRF Advocacy and the parent of a daughter with type 1 diabetes, I am often reminded of what our JDRF […]

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T1D and Veteran’s Day

November is National Diabetes Month.  We also celebrate Veterans’ Day and honor those who have served or are serving in the United States military. Captain Joseph Budzyn of Mokena, Illinois, an Eagle Scout and a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy recently shared his story with me.  Nominated to the Air Force Academy in […]

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Recap of Recent JDRF Cure Research Studies

In our efforts to cure T1D, JDRF actively supports research aimed at restoring a person’s insulin-producing capability and halting or reversing the body’s misguided immune attack on the pancreas.  A cure for T1D remains JDRF’s key priority and in the past month or so, a couple of JDRF cure research studies have reported notable results: […]

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A Party to Beat All Parties

When my daughter was diagnosed with T1D, our family got a lot bigger; we became part of the JDRF family. What gives me great hope for a better life and eventually, a cure for my daughter, is that so many people share this hope for their loved ones, too.   Our voices have been powerful tools in […]

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