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JDRF Advocacy Newsletter is online!
By JDRF Canada
March 23, 2015
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Want to learn more about how you can become an advocate for JDRF? Being a JDRF Advocate is easy and doesn’t require a lot of your time – which is the most important contribution you can make.

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Tags: JDRF, advocacy, government, T1D, Advocate, Ottawa, Parliament, legislation
What type are you?
By JDRF Canada
March 16, 2015
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Are you the baking for the cure type? The cooking for the cure type?  Be the Walking for a Cure Type and join the TELUS Walk today! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes provides individuals touched by type 1 diabetes (T1D) the opportunity to unite with others with a similar passion, and to raise critical funds for research focused on curing, treating and better preventing T1D.

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Tags: Traveling, T1D, Toolkit, March Break, Spring Break
Travelling with type 1 diabetes
By JDRF Canada
March 9, 2015
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With March break right around the corner, many families are getting ready to travel and have an adventure. For someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it is important to remember a few things before you leave home for extended periods of time.

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Tags: Traveling, T1D, Toolkit, March Break, Spring Break
Mini-size Portions
By JDRF Canada
March 2, 2015
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When I was young, I loved to play with mini-plastic food toys. It was so cool seeing my favourite foods in miniature size looking so delicious—even in plastic form!

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Tags: Kim Cooper, T1D, portion control, carbs, counting carbs, lunch
Lipohypertrophy, what’s the big deal?
By JDRF Canada
February 25, 2015
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Well, besides having lumpy, “not-so-pretty”  areas on your body,  the main concern is that if you inject into a lipo, your insulin may not be absorbed the way it should be resulting in ups and downs in blood sugar control and the need for more insulin.

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Tags: Lipohypertrophy, BD, JDRF, T1D, type 1 diabetes