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T1D and returning to work and school in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak

We are sharing information that addresses some of the top concerns of the T1D community. Note these responses are not intended to be medical advice, f...

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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. 


We are asking the government to renew crucial funds for T1D research

We are asking the government to renew crucial funds for T1D research

As 2021 draws near, we move closer to an important milestone that changed and aided the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community in an enormous way – the 100th year of insulin.


More choices for our T1D community: New Pumps Approved in BC

More choices for our T1D community: New Pumps Approved in BC

There’s good news for pumpers in BC! BC Pharmacare has added YpsoPump by YpsoMed to its Tier 1 list of approved insulin pumps. BC residents with type 1 diabetes of all ages can now choose between the Omnipod by Insulet or the YpsoPump under the province’s pump program.  


Access For All Goes West

Access For All Goes West

JDRF’s attention has been focused on Canada’s west coast increasingly as the BC government inches closer to a decision on whether or not to cover continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (FGM) systems. BC Pharmacare commissioned a health technology assessment on t...


London, UK sees localized increase in pediatric T1D diagnoses – but experts say too early to blame COVID-19

London, UK sees localized increase in pediatric T1D diagnoses – but experts say too early to blame COVID-19

A recent increase in type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnoses in children under 18 in some hospitals in north-west London, UK, has triggered news stories that COVID-19 could cause the disease in children. But experts have stressed that the locally reported increase in ...


Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19: Going back to school

Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19: Going back to school

As students across Canada get ready to head back to school—some after nearly 6 months of being away—parents have many questions. The first is usually, “Is it safe to send my child back to school during this pandemic?” Here are some things to consider when making a decision ...


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