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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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Congratulations on the Final AP Guidance

After all of the work many of you put into making the artificial pancreas guidance from FDA a reality, I wanted to say thank you and congratulations!  FDA released the final guidance and included nearly all of JDRF’s suggested changes – see the statement we made.  This truly is a milestone in artificial pancreas development […]

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FDA Artificial Pancreas Draft Guidance – What JDRF Thinks

As you know, JDRF conducted an extensive advocacy campaign in 2011 which resulted in FDA release of draft artificial pancreas guidance in December.  Since then, our team has completed a thorough analysis of the FDA draft, speaking with many experts.  Overall, we still remain very encouraged by the guidance – it lays a reasonable pathway […]

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After the Guidance – What Happens Now?

Happy New Year! I know many of you have been following developments with the artificial pancreas guidance from FDA, so I wanted to give you an update about what’s been going on.  After FDA released the artificial pancreas draft guidance document on December 1st our initial review was that the guidance is encouraging and seems […]

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Would you talk to T1D?

Last week, we told you that currently 85% of people with T1D are adults and this little piece of information generated lots of great feedback from you all. Many of the comments were hopeful and others, about the obstacles you face while beating T1D every day of your life. (Again, I want to thank you […]

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85% T1Ds Are Adults…

Yesterday, our JDRF Advocacy page on Facebook posted a little factoid, ‘…currently, adults make up approximately 85% of those living with type 1 diabetes,’ and then we asked, ‘Are you a T1D adult, T1D teen, or a parent of a T1D? We’d love to know what you think and how T1D impacts you!’ Nearly 160 […]

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Artificial Pancreas Thanks to Congress

Today, you can help diabetes advocacy efforts by thanking your Members of Congress while JDRF staff and other experts review the intricate details of the artificial pancreas guidance that was published on December 1. We remain encouraged by the draft guidance thus far and hope you are too! We would not be analyzing this draft […]

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Thank the FDA and Pass it on!

Thanks to all your efforts, last week the FDA put out encouraging draft artificial pancreas guidance. While a detailed review is still under way, the FDA draft appears to lay a foundation for accelerating the development and availability of artificial pancreas systems that will improve the lives of millions of Americans living with type 1 […]

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Artificial Pancreas: FDA Releases Guidance

In the past several weeks over 110,000 diabetes advocates signed onto a petition asking the FDA to issue draft guidance by December 1 that would advance the testing and development of artificial pancreas systems. We wanted to share the news that FDA has just published this important draft guidance and based on an initial review JDRF […]

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