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

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The impact of protein on insulin dosing

Currently, JDRF-funded researcher, Dr. Jan Dutz, and his team at the University of British Columbia are investigating whether the administration of an...

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A top JDRF fundraiser from West Vancouver shares her story with Prime Minister Trudeau

Grace, 11, A Top Fundraiser From West Vancouver, Represents JDRF and Shares Her Type 1 Diabetes Story with Prime Minister Trudeau

In April, 10-year-old Grace Bull boarded a plane in Vancouver with her parents, David Bull and JoAnne Strongman, on the way to Palm Desert in California. She was planning to spend her spring break relaxing by the pool and soaking up the sun. She had no idea that when she arrived back home, her life ...


Surviving winter with type 1 diabetes

Surviving winter with type 1 diabetes

While the winter season can be a fun time filled with skiing, sledding and mugs of steaming cocoa, it can also be marked by not-so-fun events like the flu, sick days and visits to the clinic.


Making continuous glucose monitoring accessible to all

Making continuous glucose monitoring accessible to all

New technologies for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can significantly improve quality of life, but only a limited number of individuals have access to them.


Drug approved for treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease may protect beta cell transplants

Drug approved for treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease may protect beta cell transplants

Currently, JDRF-funded researcher, Dr. Jan Dutz, and his team at the University of British Columbia are investigating whether the administration of an antibody called ustekinumab among adults and children newly diagnosed with T1D can protect insulin-producing beta cells.


Study shows type 1 diabetes is still largely misdiagnosed

Study shows type 1 diabetes is still largely misdiagnosed

Learning you have diabetes is never welcome news, but it can be even more disconcerting when you’re mistakenly diagnosed with the wrong type.


Does pollution cause type 1 diabetes?

Does pollution cause type 1 diabetes?

As the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) continues to grow, Canadians have long speculated whether environmental factors – namely pollution – could be responsible for triggering an autoimmune attack.


Using new therapies and interactive technologies to reduce hypoglycemic risk

Using new therapies and interactive technologies to reduce hypoglycemic risk

Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, a JDRF-funded endocrinologist at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal best known for his work on the artificial pancreas, is collaborating on the development of a province-wide registry of people with T1D in Quebec.


JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

Thanks to a grant from JDRF, Rice University (TX) bioengineers, Drs. Omid Veiseh and Jordan Miller are combining cell-based therapy applications with sophisticated 3D-printed technologies to help the cells continue to flourish and produce insulin.


We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

Our 28 young lobbyists wowed the Parliamentarians and helped them understand the struggles and needs of Canadians living with Type 1 Diabetes. 


Lets turn type one into type none