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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...
16 Nov 2012
Tips to Children's Congress
We’re less than 2 weeks out from the last day to apply to the JDRF Children's Congress 2013 - Thursday, November 1 or T1D Day! If you know someone age 4 to 17 with T1D (type 1 diabetes) and has never been a CC Delegate, I hope you’ll encourage him or her to submit an application this...
22 Oct 2012
Role Models in Diabetes
The Children’s Congress 2013 (CC13) applications are due on November 1, 2012, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 8-10, 2013 so don't miss your chance to participate! I also wanted to share another quick note from Angie Platt, Chair of CC13, on the Role Models in Diabetes town...
12 Oct 2012
Apply to be a Children’s Congress Delegate Today! HERE'S WHY...
Every other year, JDRF brings children aged 4 to 17 years from all across the country to Washington, D.C. In face-to-face meetings with their lawmakers, Children’s Congress delegates help them understand the challenges of living with type 1 and why a cure is so important. For my daughter and for...
5 Oct 2012
Thanks to Type 1 Diabetes and JDRF
Yesterday, Angie Platt, Children’s Congress 2013 Chair, sent me the following so I could share her experience at the 2011 event with you, so be sure to apply by November 1 if you’re between the ages 4-17 . Hope you enjoy and be sure to leave a comment or a question for Angie: Children’s...
4 Oct 2012
Meet Jonathan, Children’s Congress 2013 Chair-Kid!
Meet Jonathan, Children’s Congress 2013 (CC13) Chair-Kid! Jonathan’s not only the Chair-Kid for CC13 but he’s also been keeping busy advocating for type 1 diabetes in all sorts of ways. With the support of his mom, Angie, the Chair of CC13 , and dad, Jon, Jonathan has been an amazing...
13 Sep 2012
First Artificial Pancreas Outpatient Trial in the U.S. Gets FDA Approval
I wanted to share with you the very exciting news that FDA recently approved the first clinical trial in the U.S. of an artificial pancreas system to be performed outside of a hospital! See the JDRF statement for more details . It’s great to see the research advancing and FDA helping to make it...
19 Mar 2012
Continue NIH Research like the Artificial Pancreas
Good Thursday to you and hope you had a chance to follow along our #JDRFGovDay efforts on Twitter earlier this week. Volunteer JDRF Advocacy leaders were on Capitol Hill on Monday and Tuesday to ask Congress to support a letter issued to the congressional leadership by the House and Senate caucuses on...
8 Mar 2012
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...
28 Feb 2012
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...
11 Jan 2012
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...
9 Jan 2012
85% T1Ds Are Adults…
Yesterday, our JDRF Advocacy page on Facebook posted a little factoid, ‘…currently, adults make up approximately 85% of those living with type 1 diabetes,’ and then we asked, ‘Are you a T1D adult, T1D teen, or a parent of a T1D? We'd love to know what you think and how T1D...
4 Jan 2012
Artificial Pancreas Thanks to Congress
Today, you can help diabetes advocacy efforts by thanking your Members of Congress while JDRF staff and other experts review the intricate details of the artificial pancreas guidance that was published on December 1. We remain encouraged by the draft guidance thus far and hope you are too! We would not...
14 Dec 2011
Thank the FDA and Pass it on!
Thanks to all your efforts, last week the FDA put out encouraging draft artificial pancreas guidance . While a detailed review is still under way, the FDA draft appears to lay a foundation for accelerating the development and availability of artificial pancreas systems that will improve the lives of...
8 Dec 2011
Artificial Pancreas: FDA Releases Guidance
In the past several weeks over 110,000 diabetes advocates signed onto a petition asking the FDA to issue draft guidance by December 1 that would advance the testing and development of artificial pancreas systems. We wanted to share the news that FDA has just published this important draft guidance and...
1 Dec 2011
The Platt Family: Artificial Pancreas Now, Please!
The importance of why we need an artificial pancreas (AP) sooner than later is best explained by those who hold hope in it's benefit! Over 110,000 diabetes supporters have signed a petition asking the FDA to make sure we have access to this vital device. If you have haven't signed the AP petition...
17 Nov 2011
Advocates Doing Their Part: Your Promise Digest
Over the past month and a half, over 100,000 of you have voiced your support for the artificial pancreas by signing the petition to the FDA. Many of you have also asked what this has to do with Promise meetings. In fact, Promise meetings are a great complement to adding your signature! Attending a Promise...
10 Nov 2011
Artificial Pancreas: Special World Diabetes Day Webcast
I wanted to invite you to join JDRF’s President & CEO, Jeffrey Brewer, and Assistant Vice President of Treatment Therapies, Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D., on November 14 at 3:30 p.m. ET for a special live webcast on World Diabetes Day ! This is an exciting time for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research across...
10 Nov 2011
It's Been a Busy Week for the Artificial Pancreas Campaign!
We've had quite a busy and exciting week involving the artificial pancreas campaign! As you know, JDRF has been leading a campaign to ensure that the FDA releases a clear and reasonable artificial pancreas guidance document by December 1 st that incorporates recommendations from the clinical community...
3 Nov 2011
#AP100k: Find Out on Twitter- Will Artificial Pancreas Petition Reach 100k?
Later this week, JDRF allies on Capitol Hill will hold a press conference to urge the FDA to issue clear and reasonable guidance on the Artificial Pancreas. We’ll be live tweeting the press conference and will announce if we break 100,000 diabetes advocates supporting the Artificial Pancreas Petition...
28 Oct 2011
Looking Forward on the Artificial Pancreas
As the point staff member for regulatory affairs at the JDRF, I wanted to personally thank you for your support on moving the artificial pancreas regulatory process forward, it has been such a tremendous help! Because of your work with efforts like the Artificial Pancreas petition or your comments on...
27 Oct 2011
FDA Progress on Artificial Pancreas Encouraged by Leading Diabetes Clinicians
Hope we’ve been able to keep you up to date on the growing support for the Artificial Pancreas Campaign petition . My last post about the petition was exactly one week ago, where I noted that over 25,000 petitioners had signed on to encourage the FDA to advance the development of the artificial...
19 Oct 2011
Supporting Mobile Apps for Diabetes
Do you wish you could more easily manage your diabetes on the go? Wouldn’t it be great to have your CGM data displayed on your iPhone or Blackberry or Android? Well, a guidance document published in draft form by FDA addresses just this issue. The “Mobile Medical Applications” guidance...
17 Oct 2011
25K Strong: Share Your Hope for the Artificial Pancreas
Thought I share an update via video today to get you started on our next step for the Artificial Pancreas Campaign. This step involves YOU, so find what you can do! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook and Twitter to get more information! Hasan
13 Oct 2011
Artificial Pancreas Petition: Over 20,000 Strong
Wow… you all are AA-MAAAA-ZING! Before checking out for the Columbus Day holiday last Friday, I had challenged you to help get the Artificial Pancreas (AP) petition to 20,000 supporters. I knew I should have asked for something higher because not only did you meet the petition challenge but as...
11 Oct 2011
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