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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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JDRF Children’s Congress #tbt – We Use Our One Voice to Drive Change

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). Fallon also had the opportunity to also meet with Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the FDA to discuss her participation in clinical […]

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It’s Time to Redefine Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF helped to organize a conference to define the stages and discuss how type 1 diabetes progresses Last month, JDRF co-hosted a workshop where healthcare experts from government, nonprofit agencies and educational institutions discussed expanding the definition of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) to recognize the earliest stages of human T1D before a person is clinically […]

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Friday Five Blog

July 11, 2014

Take a moment to check out this week’s top five picks 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.   @DjLandSchoot is a Middle School student who feels that there is not enough time between classes to […]

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Friday Five Blog

June 6, 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! Snacks When you are starving between meals new member @MizzEma  wants to know what kind of snacks you choose? […]

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Sleeping Without Fear

Study: Artificial pancreas systems with predictive low-glucose-suspend help reduce overnight hypoglycemia in individuals with type 1 diabetes Bedtime may soon be safer and a lot less anxiety filled for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) thanks to software being developed as a next-step component for artificial pancreas systems. Called predictive low-glucose-suspend (pLGS), it interacts with […]

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When JDRF Advocacy Volunteers Gather, Big Things Happen!

Excerpts from this blog were originally posted in the Spring 2014 edition of The Loop, a JDRF Volunteer Leadership Newsletter. JDRF Advocacy was proud to announce that on March 27, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), at the current funding level of $150 million, as part […]

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Bacterial Interactions within the Gut May Influence Type 1 Diabetes

Bacterial Interactions within the Gut May Influence Type 1 Diabetes New JDRF-funded research clarifies the importance of gut microbiome communities in early childhood and demonstrates the significance of microorganism interactions within them. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) scientists have believed for some time that communities of bacterial microorganisms in the gut, which make up the microbiome, […]

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Friday Five Blog

April 11, 2014

Hi Everyone, For today’s top five trending topics 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! National Volunteer Week We want to give a HUGE shout-out to our JDRF TypeOneNation volunteers! Without your help we […]

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