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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Designates TTP399 a Breakthrough Therapy for People Living with Type 1 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Designates TTP399 a Breakthrough Therapy for People Living with Type 1 Diabetes

On April 15, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted breakthrough therapy designation for vTv Therapeutics’ TTP399 as an adjunct therapy to insulin for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This designation is intended to expedite the development and review of drugs for serious and life-thre...


COVID-19 and T1D – Together, We Can Keep Our Community Safe

COVID-19 and T1D – Together, We Can Keep Our Community Safe

Most of the country is now finding itself in the grips of the pandemic’s third wave, with many provinces back in lockdown. It has been a very long year, filled with fear and uncertainty – but hope is on the horizon. Vaccines have arrived and the rollout, while not without frustration, ha...


JDRF recognizes its volunteers for National Volunteer Week 2021 - April 18-24, 2021

JDRF recognizes its volunteers for National Volunteer Week 2021 - April 18-24, 2021

JDRF was founded over 40 years by a group of devoted parents to provide a voice for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community – and with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for T1D so that their children and all those who came after could know a world free from the disease. So, the National Vol...


Commemorating the100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Commemorating the100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

"Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment." – Dr. Frederick Banting 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by researchers Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best at the University of Toronto.


Honouring our JDRF Volunteers at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Honouring our JDRF Volunteers at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Volunteers can often be unsung heroes of an organization, but they help drive a mission forward with unparalleled dedication and perseverance, especially the volunteers at JDRF. 


Beyond Insulin invests $25,600 in CREATE

Beyond Insulin invests $25,600 in CREATE

100 years after the discovery of insulin, JDRF is pleased to announce the results of the first annual Beyond Insulin Vote for Research.


Bringing Breakthroughs to Life: Type 1 Diabetes Research Symposium

Bringing Breakthroughs to Life: Type 1 Diabetes Research Symposium

JDRF’s mission of improving lives and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) cannot be achieved alone. It requires us to engage with stakeholders who believe in what we have set out to do and are able to help drive our mission forward - and this group includes regulators. JDRF recognizes the importance ...


Thriving with Diabetes

Thriving with diabetes

Halloween day will never be the same for Conrad Pow as that was the day in 2018 when his daughter Chloe was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


British Columbians speak out about #AccessForAll in online community consultations

British Columbians speak out about #AccessForAll in online community consultations

This past month, as part of JDRF’s #AccessforAll campaign, British Columbians impacted by type 1 diabetes (T1D) came together with patient advocates, clinicians and elected officials to discuss the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flas...


An update on JDRF's Advocacy Efforts: #AccessForAll

An update on JDRF's Advocacy Efforts: #AccessForAll

Our #AccessForAll campaign has been keeping busy, finding new and creative ways to advocate government officials at the provincial level despite the constraints of COVID-19. To everyone who has supported by volunteering time, talents or donations– thank ...


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