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Cameron a Promise Veteran #ThrowBackThursday

Cameron doesn’t need much in the way of an introduction, so without further ado, meet Cameron! Hi. My name is Cameron Crouse, I am a thirteen years years old and I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) a month before my third birthday. After my diagnosis in May of […]

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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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Going from Knowing 2 People with T1D to Knowing 161

The JDRF Advocacy office has been extremely lucky this summer, having four amazing, unique and hardworking interns. We are sad to lose them as the summer wraps, however before they left, we had them each write a blog post about their experience at Children’s Congress, the main campaign they all helped on. We already introduced […]

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Children’s Congress – Few People Get to Attend Twice

Recently, we published a blog from Bella, one of our four Advocacy Interns in the Washington, D.C. JDRF Advocacy office this summer. The four interns each approached Children’s Congress with different perspectives and after CC, they all walked away with different experiences. This week, I’d like to introduce Michelle. Michelle was a delegate in the […]

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Interning During Children’s Congress

Every semester we have two to four interns in the Advocacy office in Washington, D.C. Sometimes they have a type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection and other times, they just want to make a difference. This semester, we have four interns; each of them coming from different backgrounds with different T1D experiences. Over the next few […]

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We Heart YOU!

Advocates, here we are, February 14, Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and to your #1! Here on the JDRF Grassroots team, we wanted to make sure you felt the love we exude for you today. We wanted to make sure you knew just how much we appreciate, love, adore, admire and genuinely like […]

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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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