Local T1D Teen in Running for Alpaca Princess

Marissa Shoemaker is a 15 year old type 1 diabetic. She was diagnosed October 13, 2009 during her routine yearly physical. Now a freshman at Spring Grove High School, Marissa is in the running to be the Pennsylvania Alpaca Princess. Marissa has been interested in alpacas since 2012, when she attended a local open house at […]

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”. […]

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 […]

Running for T1D is a Family Affair

The Gray family has found a passion for running, and has turned that passion into a family activity that has a positive impact for the son Rylan, who has type one diabetes (T1D). Through their running they raise awareness and funds for T1D, all while staying healthy and doing something together as a family. Team […]

T1D Spotlight – Leah

A Guest Post by Stephanie Libhart Leah was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) when she was three years old. Because we, her parents, did not know the signs of T1D, we almost lost her. Luckily her grandfather, a respiratory therapist, recognized the sweet smell on her breath. He saved her life. Had she not made it to the […]

Meet a JDRF Mentor

A Guest Post by Linda Goles-Long It is almost impossible to remember life before Friday, July 17, 2009, when our 2 year old son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). We didn’t know the first thing about T1D nor did we know anyone who had it. It was devastating, frightening and absolutely overwhelming. We […]

Walker Family Walks for a Cure

A guest post by Bessie Walker, mother of two boys with T1D. Nicholas was 5 when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in April 2013. For a few months before we thought something was off. He was often tired and spacey. All of a sudden he started wetting the bed and as extremely thirsty. I made an appointment with […]

Having It All – Balancing Life, Work, and T1D

Adam has had type one diabetes for 27 years. Originally from York, he now lives in Baltimore and does Slate and Copper roofing- Historic restoration/repair, Real Estate Investor, and DJs by night. He also plays ice hockey, likes cycling, tattoos, music and traveling. Adam is a busy guy, always on the go. He has to find […]