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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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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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Meet Pam Howland, Idaho’s Advocacy Team Chair

Pam Howland is an Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for JDRF’s Idaho Branch, part of the Utah Chapter / Mountain-Pacific Region, based in Boise, Idaho. Her T1D connection is through her nine-year-old daughter, Kennedy, who was diagnosed four years ago as a kindergartner. Pam originally got involved with JDRF through her close friend and colleague whose […]

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DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom G4® Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share Allows Users to Wirelessly Transmit Blood-Glucose Data and Alerts to Up to Five “Followers” in Real-Time Medical device manufacturer DexCom is rolling out the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that allows real-time sharing of blood-glucose data. The DexCom G4® Platinum Glucose Monitoring System with […]

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JDRF Honors Pioneering Type 1 Diabetes Researchers with Annual Awards

A Beta Cell Therapy Research Team, Immunologist and Diabetes Organ Donor Network Are Among the Recipients JDRF recently presented its prestigious annual research awards to a diverse group of scientists and organizations whose innovative work is moving us closer to a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Presented in mid-January in Los Angeles, the three […]

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Engineering a Better Shield for Beta Cells

Researchers discovered a protein shield that may enhance the protective barrier of encapsulated islets for type 1 diabetes A new technology for encapsulating islets or beta cells using the human protein called CXCL12 could result in improved encapsulated cell replacement therapies for individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF-supported researcher Dr. Mark C. Poznansky, Associate […]

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