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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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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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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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The Serious Side of the Flu for People with T1D

By Steven Griffen, M.D., VP Translational Development The flu can increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious acute complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) that results from too little insulin   DKA is normally seen in states of prolonged fasting or starvation.  The body shifts metabolism from primarily using glucose to using an […]

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New Study Finds Certain Gut Bacteria Changes May Promote Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Study suggests these changes may play a role in triggering the disease and speeding its development In the largest longitudinal study to date, researchers at Harvard, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a link between changes in gut bacteria and onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Previous studies have identified this possible link but […]

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Meeting Our Congressman Was a Great Experience – #tbt to Our CC Adventure

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). Anna and Emma got to spend some extra time with one of their Members of Congress and at the end of the event, […]

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Breaking News: U.S. Senate Seeks to Help Medicare-Eligible Americans Gain Access to CGMs

BREAKING NEWS! Did ya hear? On Wednesday, July 30, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation – S. 2689, the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014’ – that would help Medicare-eligible Americans gain coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). Immediately following the introduction of the […]

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