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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Savanna’s Story

Hello! My name is Savanna Vance and I am from Pekin, IL, a town about 2.5 hours north of Chicago, IL. I recently graduated Cum Laude from Eureka College in Eureka, IL with a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology with the Outstanding Graduate Award in Sociology and Psychology. I am so excited to grow and […]

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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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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Hannah’s Story

Hi everyone, my name is Hannah Early and I am from Lynchburg, Virginia! I am a senior at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), majoring in sociology and minoring in professional writing and consumer studies. I am thrilled to be part of the team as a JDRF Advocacy intern this summer! My life changed dramatically when I […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Emily’s Story

Hi there! I’m Emily Swide, a San Francisco Bay Area native and a senior in the Undergraduate Legal Studies department of UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at age nine, and will be celebrating my 13th dia-birthday this coming August. My older sister Stephanie is also a T1D veteran, having […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Victoria’s Story

My name is Victoria Vorholt and I am excited to be interning with JDRF Advocacy this summer in Washington. I am from Louisville, Kentucky and I currently attend Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and volunteer my time as an EMT. My future plans include attending medical school […]

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Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Launches

Medtronic’s New MiniMed®640G Artificial Pancreas System Predicts and Helps Prevent Deadly Low Glucose Emergencies A four year-old Australian boy with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is the first person to use a groundbreaking commercial artificial pancreas system that can predict and automatically prevent low blood-glucose emergencies. Medtronic’s is an insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor combination that uses […]

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Say hello to Karen, Advocacy Team Chair from Delaware!

Karen Woicekowski is the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Delaware Branch. She is connected to type 1 diabetes (T1D) through her father, who passed away from diabetes complications, and her son, Michael, who was diagnosed twenty years ago at the age of three. After her son was diagnosed, Karen’s family started fundraising for JDRF in […]

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