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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Issue 15  |  October 2015  |  |  1.877.287.3533
We hope you're enjoying the new format of the T1D Insider! In the October 2015 issue we kick off National Diabetes Awareness Month, World Diabetes Day and the giving season. You will also find more information about ongoing JDRF research advancements and hear from a successful Canadian woman who inspires us with her T1D story.
$2.5 million Grant to JDRF Supported Artificial Pancreas Project
JDRF supported research at the IRCM (Institut de recherches clinques de Montréal) will receive over $2.5 million in grant funding for its development and research on the artificial pancreas. Led by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, this project has great potential to improve glucose control by reducing both high and low glucose levels, which should ultimately improve health outcomes and patients' quality of life.  Read more .
Early Detection of T1D and Trialnet
Researchers have known for some time that the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be detected by looking for the presence of specific autoantibodies. That knowledge has allowed JDRF to support TrialNet, a project that screens close relatives of people with T1D for risk factors and identifies individuals who would potentially benefit from early intervention.
Read more.
Help JDRF Turn Type One into Type None
With over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is committed to directing resources to launch and sustain innovative research and clinical trials throughout the country. In order to fund T1D research and bring us one step closer to a cure, JDRF conducts campaigns such as the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, Ride for Diabetes Research, JDRF Galas and the Direct Your Impact Campaign.
Read more.
"T1D Looks Like Me"
National Diabetes Awareness Month 2015


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM), an event celebrated across the world as a month to educate and raise awareness about type 1 diabetes (T1D).

This November, join JDRF Canada as we show the world what T1D really looks like. T1D doesn't discriminate who it affects. Old, young, big or small, no one is an exception for this life-long disease. Throughout the month of November we will be posting photos, sharing videos and breaking down misconceptions of what T1D is and what it looks like in order to raise awareness and about this disease and the need for continued funding. Read more.

Insulin devices designed with kids in mind

Insulin pens are the most common insulin system in the world, but choosing one can be a difficult decision. Insulin pens come in two types: reusable, which have a replaceable insulin cartridge, and prefilled. Prefilled pens come with a cartridge of insulin inside and are disposed once the cartridge is empty. All pens use replaceable needles. Lilly offers both prefilled and reusable pens that are compatible with 5mm needles, the shortest available. Read more.

#VoteT1D - Federal Election 2015

On October 19, Canadians headed to the polls to vote in the 42nd Federal Election. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reached out to local candidates about the importance of investments in health care and medical research, especially type 1 diabetes (T1D). Read more.



Lets turn type one into type none