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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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Meeting Our Congressman Was a Great Experience – #tbt to Our CC Adventure

Each of the 150+ JDRF Children’s Congress Delegates get to spend time with their Members of Congress, sharing personal stories, photos and asking Congress to help change the course of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Anna and Emma got to spend some extra time with one of their Members of Congress and at the end of the event, […]

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Breaking News: U.S. Senate Seeks to Help Medicare-Eligible Americans Gain Access to CGMs

BREAKING NEWS! Did ya hear? On Wednesday, July 30, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation – S. 2689, the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014’ – that would help Medicare-eligible Americans gain coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). Immediately following the introduction of the […]

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Years of Advocacy Experience Under One Intern’s Belt

Last Friday, we introduced you to Mia, one of the JDRF Advocacy office’s three summer interns! This week, we are featuring Anna. Anna has been involved with JDRF Advocacy for years and we are glad she is with us this summer! Meet Anna! This summer I have been extremely fortunate to have been chosen as […]

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A Different Morning Routine Compared to Last Summer, But a Similar Theme

Each summer, the JDRF Advocacy office has 3-4 interns helping advance our mission and learning all they can along the way. This summer, we have three ladies with us, all from different backgrounds and stories. First up – Mia! Take it away Mia! As one of the many interns that flood D.C. each summer, I […]

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Friday Five Blog

June 13, 2014

Hi Everyone, Here are today’s top five picks this week from around the TypeOneNation community! Please join the conversation with other members and be sure to share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook too! Dual Diagnosis Meet new member @MizzEma, and read her double diagnosis story. Let’s send her some TypeOneNation support! Insulin […]

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Friday Five Blog

May 2, 2014

Hi Everyone, Here are this week’s top five trending topics from around the TypeOneNation community. Please join the conversation with other members and be sure to share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook too. Traveling with a pump @hegartyb recently returned from a trip with his wife and he found some interesting facts […]

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