Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being discussed among our diabetes community and beyond. And for good reason. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating yet to do about diabetes. Diabetes, in its many […]
Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.
Linda Wright has been a teacher, a salesperson and manager in a marketing company, and now a chef and the owner of her own catering business. She says, “Volunteering with JDRF incorporates all those professions.”
Step into the shoes of someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for one day in an eye-opening text campaign made possible through the generous support of Lilly Diabetes. In just a single day, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges people with T1D face. Sign up today, or any day in November, and […]
JDRF is making tremendous strides in type one diabetes (T1D) research with the support of our donors. The investments we’ve made in T1D research give us a clear vision for the future: a world without T1D. In this world: Children with T1D and their parents sleep through the night without fear An intelligent pump eliminates […]
Upon diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the disease immediately teaches you that your pancreas isn’t just this corn on the cob–shaped organ sitting behind your stomach. The insulin produced by this organ is crucial to metabolizing food, feeding your cells, and keeping you alive. When you’re diagnosed, you learn how to test your blood […]
The holidays usually mean lots of changes in your normal routine—changes in eating habits, activities, stress levels, and surroundings, among others. When you have a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these changes require extra careful planning, but with a positive attitude and some practical tips, you can still have a wonderful holiday season.
The following is reprinted with permission from Tiffany at www.candiddiabetes.com. Let’s face it, most of us have probably faced the financial burden that diabetes carries. Test strips, insulin, pills, lancets, syringes, pump supplies…the list just goes on and on and on. Thousands of dollars per year from our own pockets, required to maintain our health […]
New monitoring technologies come to market frequently, offering significant benefits such as the ability to read blood sugar levels continuously and provide information on blood sugar trends. While increasing numbers of people are using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), many health plans have yet to make broad coverage decisions about them, and are waiting for the […]