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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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Tackling T1D Together

Crystal Cowart’s son, Jordan, was diagnosed with T1D three months ago at age 13. JDRF had the pleasure of hearing Crystal’s inspiring story about how her family, friends and community have come together to help their family after Jordan’s diagnosis.   What’s the story of how Jordan was diagnosed with T1D? Jordan was 13 when he […]

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Mother and Daughter, Side by Side

“She’s just like her mother,” is something I never wanted to hear about my daughter.  When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at the age of four, my husband and I were devastated like all families are. I knew the life I had dreamed of for my daughter had been drastically altered. Carefree […]

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Meet Pam Howland, Idaho’s Advocacy Team Chair

Pam Howland is an Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Idaho Branch, part of the Utah Chapter / Mountain-Pacific Region, based in Boise, Idaho. Her T1D connection is through her nine-year-old daughter, Kennedy, who was diagnosed four years ago as a kindergartner. Pam originally got involved with JDRF through her close friend and colleague whose […]

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Meet Mary Lou, Western NY’s Advocacy Team Chair

Mary Lou Notaro is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Western New York Chapter. She has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for more than twenty years and also interacts with many T1D patients as community pharmacist. She became involved with JDRF Advocacy after a patient and friend on the Western New York Board of Directors […]

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Here’s Leigh, Advocacy Team Chair from the Western PA Chapter!

Leigh Ann Hopkins represents JDRF Advocacy in Western Pennsylvania. Her connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D) is her eighteen-year-old son, Dan, who was diagnosed eight years ago. She became involved with JDRF after her son decided he wanted to start a Walk team. “The overwhelming support he/we felt from that event made JDRF very near […]

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Meet Rosemary, Eastern PA Advocacy Team Chair

Rosemary Fuller is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Her connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D) is her now twenty-one-year-old son, Cameron, who was diagnosed on his seventh birthday. She turned to JDRF for support soon after moving to the United States from Scotland after Cameron had a frightening hypoglycemic episode. “It […]

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Meet Karen, Greater New Haven Advocacy Team Chair

Karen Graffeo is an Advocacy Team Chair from Connecticut. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in December of 1979, when she was eleven years old. Karen became involved with JDRF Advocacy through her diabetes blog, www.bittersweetdiabetes.com. When several of her T1D blogging friends attended JDRF’s Government Day event, she read their accounts of […]

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