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

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Dear type 1, It's been a big adjustment.

Type 1 diabetes became a part of Danny Miller’s family’s life just 18 months ago when his son, Cody, was diagnosed.

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Excess risk of heart failure in women versus men with T1D

Excess risk of heart failure in women versus men with T1D

People living with diabetes are predisposed to several different complications given their fluctuating glucose levels, which can lead to stress on their organs. When it comes to cardiovascular problems, the extra risk conferred by having type 1 diabetes (T1D) may be greater in women than men.


Supporting the T1D community for over 20 years

Supporting the T1D community for over 20 years

Carol and Larry Hagan are strong believers in giving back to the community. As parents of two children – one of whom has a chronic illness – and JDRF supporters for more than two decades, getting involved to help make a difference has always been the Vancouver couple’s motto.


#VoteTypeNone raises the profile of T1D in Canada

#VoteTypeNone raises the profile of T1D in Canada

Canadians went to the polls on October 21st and in what was a surprisingly close election, chose a (minority) Liberal government to continue their mandate. During this time, our federal election campaign #VoteTypeNone gave candidates of all political stripes an opportunity to express their suppor...


#AccessForAll: What You've Helped Accomplish

#AccessForAll: What You've Helped Accomplish

Since launching in March 2019, thousands of people from across Canada have been rallying behind the Access for All campaign and demanding affordable and accessible coverage of advanced glucose monitors. In just seven months, you have made incredible progress! Here’s a roundup of what you&rs...


Announcing the new JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance

Announcing the new JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance

On September 24, 2019 we announced an exciting new alliance with Beyond Type 1, aimed at getting more information, more resources and more support to our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. 


Not my identity

Not my identity

Written by: Rylee Hauger, lives with type 1 diabetes I wake up to my alarm going off. I roll over and check my phone, “12:00 am blood sugar test,” I sigh and grab my test kit. Just another day in the life.  After pricking my finger, I watch the blood fill the test strip, awaiting...


The Garfinkle Family Leadership Gift

The Garfinkle Family Leadership Gift

In 1971 and 1973, Krayna Golfman and Mitch Garfinkle’s lives changed dramatically when their sons, David and Jimmy, were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Along with other families living with the disease, they embarked on a lifelong mission to find a cure. Thus began the journey that led ...


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and JDRF join forces to accelerate breakthroughs in stem cell-based research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and JDRF join forces to accelerate breakthroughs in stem cell-based research

Stem cell-based research has the potential to play a key role in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF Canada is delighted to partner with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes to announce a new funding opportunity that will see...


Working together to cure type 1

Working together to cure type 1

The first few months after Mirella Gallo’s 11-year-old daughter, Isabella, received a type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis were very hard for her. “We were in shock and had no idea what it meant for her or our family”. With the support of Isabella’s nurses and doctors, the family ...


Lets turn type one into type none