Volunteer spotlight: Brian McIntosh

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.

Take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge!

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 […]

Take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge!

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 […]

Raising the Game

mySugr Companion is a diabetes-management app that helps people with insulin-treated diabetes take control of their therapy through play. One of the first registered medical devices in the iPhone App Store, Companion is now the top diabetes-management iPhone app in six European countries and the United States.

Donate Now to Double Your Gift to JDRF

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 […]

What T1D Teaches

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 […]

Happy Holiday Advice for Parents

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.

Money Saving Strategies for People with Diabetes

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 […]

Insurance Coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors

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 […]