Two-year $300 Million Special Diabetes Program Extended

In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. “JDRF staff and our network of advocacy leaders and passionate volunteers all across the U.S. work tirelessly every day to […]

Rockin’ the Cure

Noelle Buckwalter rocks. And this  year, as the JDRF Gala Fund-A-Cure Ambassador, she is going Rock the Cure. Noelle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on May 31, 2013 – a day she and her family will never forget. At 10 years of age Noelle had to come to terms with the word “forever”. […]

Gala Auction Preview

Gala Auction Preview

Check out the fabulous Auction Items that will be featured at the upcoming Rock the Cure Gala! Want to bid, but can’t attend?  Contact MaryAnn Pruden at 717-901-6489 or mpruden@jdrf.org to learn how!

Merrill Lynch Goes Bowling to Strike Out Diabetes!

Thirty Merrill Lynch employees from Allentown, Bethlehem, Scranton, State College, Wilkes Barre, and Williamsport converged in State College on March 26th to strike out type one diabetes (T1D).  The group bowled for a cure at Northland bowl to raise money for T1D research and support the Central PA T1D community. Organized by Matthew Shetler of the […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

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 […]

Meet Kimberly Roosevelt: JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress Chair

It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]

Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]

T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently, much of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research has focused on suppressing the autoimmune system to prevent or reverse disease, but this approach has been slow to yield promising, long-term results in people with […]