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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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JDRF Halloween Guide

For many families newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), few words instill as much fear as Halloween. A whole holiday centered on candy can be a lot for families to handle. However, with the right tools and attitude, Halloween can be just as fun for someone with T1D as it is for any regular […]

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Catch Innovation in Action

The next breakthrough in type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies and treatments could come from anyone, anywhere. That’s why JDRF is proud and excited to sponsor the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge to discover the ideas, insights and inspiration that drive the global effort to end this disease. T1D Exchange, in collaboration with M2D2, a University of […]

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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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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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Meet Beth, the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina

Beth McCrary, our Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF Palmetto Chapter in South Carolina, is no stranger to the type 1 diabetes (T1D) world. Beth has three loved ones personally connecting her to T1D: her daughter, her nephew, and her nephew’s wife. When her daughter Hannah was diagnosed in 2008 at age seven, Beth was […]

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Meet Michael, the Advocacy Team Chair for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch

Michael Mattis is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Coastal Carolina Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina. When his 10-year-old younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1998, it was only natural that he and his family became involved with JDRF. It wasn’t until his daughter, Eve, was diagnosed with T1D at […]

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