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 […]

Role Model: Brant Ausenhus

Name: Brant Ausenhus Age: 33 Age at diagnosis: 3 Involvement with JDRF: Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Hope Gala Committee Communications Co-chair, Board member (Outreach Chair and VP, Nominating Chair), Adult Type 1 Diabetes Initiative volunteer, Mentor   What is an obstacle you’ve faced in living with T1D, and how did you deal with it? […]

Role Model: Keanna Skinner

Name: Keanna Skinner Age: 16 Age at diagnosis: 10 Involvement with JDRF: Youth Ambassador   What is an obstacle you’ve faced in living with T1D, and how did you deal with it? Being treated differently. I just have to remember that people don’t understand.   What’s one way T1D has made you a better person? […]

Role Model: Steven Renner

Name: Steven Renner Age: 64 Age at diagnosis: 13 Involvement with JDRF: Mentor, Adult Type 1 Diabetes Initiative volunteer   What is an obstacle you’ve faced in living with T1D, and how did you deal with it? One obstacle is traveling, both by auto and by airlines. In auto, whether you’re driving or in the […]

Children’s Congress 2013: Day Three

Children’s Congress 2013: Day Three

The following is a blog from Sarah Horn, the 2013 Children’s Congress delegate for JDRF Greater Iowa chapter. Participants in Children’s Congress visit Washington D.C. to testify before Congress on the importance of type 1 diabetes research funding. Learn more here.   Day Three: Day 3 of Children’s Congress was incredibly busy! Even though the […]

Children’s Congress 2013 Blog: Day Two

Children’s Congress 2013 Blog: Day Two

The following is a blog from Sarah Horn, the 2013 Children’s Congress delegate for JDRF Greater Iowa chapter. Participants in Children’s Congress visit Washington D.C. to testify before Congress on the importance of type 1 diabetes research funding. Learn more here.   Day Two: On Day Two of Children’s Congress, we learned about how to […]

Children’s Congress 2013 Blog: Day One

Children’s Congress 2013 Blog: Day One

Children’s Congress is an event held every 2 years that brings together over 150 youth delegates, ages 4-17, in Washington D.C. to testify before Congress on the importance of type 1 diabetes research funding. The Greater Iowa chapter’s Children’s Congress delegate, Sarah Horn, kept a blog throughout this year’s Children’s Congress to recount all of […]

A Shared Mission

Connie Skinner and Darren Bishop went their separate ways after high school, as many childhood friends do. The two had spent many school years as classmates and many summers as swim teammates, but their interaction inevitably diminished as the years went on. Connie had learned of her ten-year-old daughter’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) […]

Role Models: Sophie Nielsen

Name: Sophie Nielsen Age: 14 Age at diagnosis: 10 Involvement with JDRF: Walk to Cure Diabetes, volunteering at JDRF Hope Gala   What is an obstacle you’ve faced in living with T1D, and how did you deal with it? I dance, and with my insulin pump I just kind of have to be aware of […]

Role Models: Coleman May

Name: Coleman May Age: 16 Age at diagnosis: 11 Involvement with JDRF: Walk to Cure Diabetes, Boston Pizza fundraiser, JDRF Walk commercials, volunteering at JDRF Hope Gala   What is an obstacle you’ve faced in living with T1D, and how did you deal with it? Just doing everything every day; checking my blood sugar, giving […]