Type 1 diabetes

Life with T1D

When Our Greatest Supporters Are Our Greatest Motivators

Jackie Giovanoni, who was working as a Lilly sales representative when her husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), is motivated by him to stay involved, help fight for a cure and support the T1D community. “We’re one another’s greatest supporters. He recognizes that his health is important not only to him but to […]

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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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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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Interning in the Advocacy office – Bridget’s Story

Hello everyone, my name is Bridget Anshus and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!).  I am currently a sophomore at American University on the path to complete the Communications, Law Institutes, Economics and Government Interdisciplinary major with a minor in Marketing as well as a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies. I am really interested […]

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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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