JDRF Blog

JDRF Blog

Information on research, events, activities, and news from the T1D community across Canada. 

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Dear Type 1: What I want you to know

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. We invited people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) – children, parents and researchers – t...

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JDRF launches Beyond Insulin

JDRF launches Beyond Insulin

JDRF is on a mission to continuously improve the quality of life for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and find a cure for T1D. As all JDRF grants are donor funded, more support is needed to push crucial research forward in Canada. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join Beyond ...


Let's Talk about type 1 diabetes!

Let's Talk about type 1 diabetes!

This year hasn’t been easy. As we adapt to a new way of living and shift our means of interaction virtually, we wanted to make sure we were still able to provide you with the best updates in research, education and all-things type 1 diabetes (T1D). So we launched Let’s Talk T1D!


2020 Kids for a Cure Home Edition Round Up

2020 Kids for a Cure Home Edition Round Up

During the week of November 2nd, delegates joined JDRF for its annual Kids for a Cure Program. This year, due to COVID the event was held virtually.


Halloween 2020 Guide

Halloween 2020 Guide

For many families newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), few words instill as much fear as Halloween. A whole holiday centered on candy can be a lot for families to handle. However, with the right tools and attitude, Halloween can be just as fun for someone with T1D as it is for any other gobli...


JDRF advocate and Prime Minister's Youth Council member demands Access for All in P.E.I.

JDRF advocate and Prime Minister's Youth Council member demands Access for All in P.E.I.

Prince Edward Island resident and JDRF advocate Brooks Roche is getting vocal about #AccessForAll.


Access for All round up: Canada's coverage journey and where we stand

Access for All round up: Canada's coverage journey and where we stand

In case you missed out or need to catch up on where our efforts stand on our campaign to demand affordable and accessible diabetes technologies for everyone with T1D, here’s a summary of key developments.


Your participation in the 2020 Ride will help people like my wife Audrey

Your participation in the 2020 Ride will help people like my wife Audrey

I want to tell you a little bit about my resilient wife, Audrey.


Back to School and Hypoglycemia

Back to School and Hypoglycemia

Back to school includes a lot more than just a backpack, notebooks, and a pencil case. Getting back into the school routine requires a lot of preparation and planning for kids who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D)


Flash glucose monitoring now covered for adults in the Yukon, but coverage for continuous glucose monitoring ends

Flash glucose monitoring now covered for adults in the Yukon, but coverage for continuous glucose monitoring ends

The Yukon government has made the decision to fully fund flash glucose monitors (Flash GMs) for those 18 years of age and older with type 1 diabetes (T1D) starting on October 1st. 


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