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 […]

Finding Joy in Spreading T1D Awareness

Last month, Vanessa celebrated her 14th Diaversary. In honor of November being National Diabetes Month, she decided to share her story with JDRF. Her reflections share a great perspective on life with type one diabetes (T1D) after a decade and a half of living with the disease. Here’s what Vanessa had to say. On October […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Martin Gilmore and his wife Susan were Co-Chairs of the Piedmont Triad Hope Gala in 2013. Martin Gilmore is a focused professional and dedicated father who is “in the game” until JDRF has accomplished its vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why JDRF? Martin’s daughter, Margaret, was diagnosed with T1D in 2007 […]

Boost JDRF research progress at Walgreens and Duane Reade

Get your flu shot at your community Walgreens or Duane Reade and JDRF will receive money for T1D research From September 1 to November 30, Walgreens will donate $1 to JDRF per flu shot to our supporters — up to a total of $100,000! Download and bring in this JDRF promotional flyer on your visit. […]