You’re the make it happen type

Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Oxenreiter

Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]

Volunteer spotlight: Michelle Crouse

Michelle Crouse, of the JDRF Alabama Chapter, has been a caring volunteer, a dedicated advocate, and, quite literally, the calm in a storm. Now her 13-year-old son Cameron, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age two, is taking up the family tradition with his own volunteer and advocacy work.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

During November, JDRF will celebrate a number of important annual events, including T1Day (November 1), World Diabetes Day (November 14), and the month-long National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM). Here are some ways that you can get involved! NDAM Coloring Contest Download this coloring sheet and design it to show what life without T1D would be […]

Discover Continues Support of JDRF

We are happy to announce the return of the Discover 2% matching program. Discover will match 2% of all donations made to JDRF using a Discover Card from now through January 31, 2014. Over the past 14 years, Discover has been a valued supporter of JDRF. Please remember to use your Discover Card when making […]

Be the Type to Take Action!

JDRF is kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month by turning the Empire State Building blue! On the evening of November 1—T1Day—New York’s iconic landmark will blaze blue to promote diabetes awareness and show support for the 366 million people worldwide living with both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes. Awareness for T1D doesn’t […]

Free Diabetes TrialNet Screening

A free type 1 diabetes (T1D) screening will be available at Blank Children’s Hospital Endocrinology Clinic for those who have a close relative with T1D. These screenings may determine the risk of developing T1D. Siblings, children or parents who are 1 to 45 years of age may be screened, as well as half-siblings, cousins, uncles, […]