T1D Insider is JDRF Canada’s newsletter that provides information on research, events, activities, and news from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community across Canada and in your community. The newsletter is issued twice annually, in March and October.

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T1D Insider Announcement

We are excited to announce that the JDRF T1D Insider will now move to quarterly distribution! This new format will come directly to your inbox, and will be easy to read, share and enjoy. Each issue will feature foundation updates, research updates and other exciting JDRF news. We look forward to sending you the most up-to-date JDRF information!

ViaCyte Encapsulation Trial Expands to Canada
JDRF’s encapsulation project, in collaboration with ViaCyte in San Diego, USA, has now reached a new key milestone with the launch of a second site for clinical trials in Edmonton, Alberta.

JDRF CCTN (Canadian Clinical Trial Network) Currently Recruiting Trials
The JDRF CCTN is an initiative to accelerate solutions for the management, care, and cure of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The JDRF CCTN creates a strong clinical research network to develop and conduct leading-edge clinical trials in T1D and its complications, in order to accelerate delivery of the benefits of research advances to the community and is expecting to have nine active trials across Canada in 2015.
These exciting trials are currently recruiting:
* Learn more about our clinical trials and how to be a part of research innovations.

Update on JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project
The JDRF Artificial Pancreas (AP) Program supports the development of novel technologies that deliver more effective and precise insulin therapy. These automated systems will provide tighter control of blood-sugar levels and significantly reduce the need for frequent glucose testing and manual insulin dosing.

2015 JDRF Ride "How Far Would You Go?"
How far would you go to raise research funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D)?
If making a difference in the lives of others is important to you, then put the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research on your calendar. This event is a high-energy, stationary ride that brings together business leaders and employees from across Canada. Join with 4 others to register your team.

Next exit: The Teen Years!
Adolescence is a period of life marked by many changes. In the emotional turmoil that leads to adulthood, and through which identity and self-esteem are forged, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is often perceived as cumbersome baggage. It doesn't matter if the diagnosis is new or goes way back to early childhood: the disease polarizes the attention of young people who are only dreaming of making new discoveries and gaining their freedom.

The 2015 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes
Canadians are the walking for a cure type, and they've proved it last June 14 by taking part in the 2015 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes events held simultaneously in some 70 communities throughout the country.

Read previous issues:

March 2015
October 2014
March 2014
October 2013