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Coping with Distress and T1D – A Facebook Live Event

Distress and type 1 diabetes (T1D) go hand-in-hand far more often than we would like to admit, whether you have a disease yourself or if you are the parent, partner, spouse, or general caregiver of the person living with T1D. Learning to manage distress alongside T1D can be challenging, but it is possible. JDRF hosted a […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Analeigh’s Story

Hello! My name is Analeigh Hughes and I’m one of the JDRF Advocacy Interns for the spring 2018 semester! I’m finishing up my sophomore year at the University of Maryland, College Park where I’m majoring in multiplatform journalism and minoring in public leadership. I’m originally from Rockland County, New York, but I’ve quickly grown to […]

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Interning in the JDRF Advocacy Office – Ashlyn’s Story

Hi everyone! My name is Ashlyn Donohue and I am originally from a small town in New York called Pearl River, which is just 45 minutes outside of Manhattan. Currently, I am a junior at The George Washington University majoring in biology and minoring in public health and emergency health services. In my spare time, […]

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Meet Flash, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter

Flash Black is the Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF East Tennessee Chapter. He became involved with JDRF when his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of two. The local chapter of JDRF (then called the JDF) reached out while his son was still in the hospital, and Flash and […]

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Meet Andrea, Advocacy Team Chair for the JDRF North Florida Chapter

Andrea Carlile is the Advocacy Team Chair (ATC) for the JDRF North Florida Chapter. She and her son, Crew attended the JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress in Washington, DC together! Andrea’s first type 1 diabetes (T1D) connection was her brother, who was diagnosed as an adult during his final year of graduate school. Later on, her […]

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Stories of Lives Changed by the Power of CGM

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may find a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM device, which provides ongoing insight into glucose levels around the clock, improves their quality of life. JDRF-funded studies have shown that these CGM systems may help lower hemoglobin A1c levels and reduce risk for hypoglycemia. People who have chosen to adopt […]

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Studies Continue to Show Life-changing Benefits of CGMs

You may have heard of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), but still have some questions about how it’ll help with your daily management of type 1 diabetes (T1D). A CGM is an FDA-approved device that provides insight into glucose levels 24 hours a day. The device displays information about glucose direction and speed while also providing users additional information […]

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