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JDRF Blog

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

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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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Advocacy in a post-Covid-19 world

Advocacy in a post-Covid-19 world

Your stories make all the difference.


Updates from the Teplizumab Trial: You're Not Going to Believe the Results

Updates from the Teplizumab Trial: You're Not Going to Believe the Results

Last year, at the American Association for Diabetes (ADA) Scientific Sessions, a drug, called teplizumab, was able to significantly delay—for over two years—the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in participants with a high risk of developing the disease. This was the first ever st...


Virtual care for T1D during the COVID-19 pandemic – and beyond

Virtual care for T1D during the COVID-19 pandemic – and beyond

The type 1 diabetes (T1D) community has always embraced new technology – with insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), flash glucose monitors (FGMs), and a variety of T1D-focused apps rapidly becoming essential tools for many people. It’s no surprise, then, that the T1D communi...


"Without my cousin's discovery, I wouldn't be alive today"

"Without my cousin's discovery, I wouldn't be alive today"

My name is Rebecca Redmond, and I am #MoreThanT1D. I’m a writer, a public speaker, a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend…and Sir Frederick Banting’s cousin.


Meet our celebrity lineup for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!

Meet our celebrity lineup for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!

If you haven’t yet heard, you’ve been invited to Canada’s largest virtual house party turning type one diabetes into type none…the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, presented by Omnipod!


In-Home Test Kits Make Screening Convenient and Easy

In-Home Test Kits Make Screening Convenient and Easy

TrialNet—an international JDRF-supported network of leading academic institutions, endocrinologists, physicians, scientists and healthcare teams dedicated to finding cures for type 1 diabetes (T1D)—has a new in-home test kit that makes screening far easier and more convenient and at no c...


Nurse with T1D is reminded of her resilience after surviving COVID-19

Nurse with T1D is reminded of her resilience after surviving COVID-19

When Sarah Ayers and her boyfriend returned from a trip to Europe in early March, talk of an impending pandemic in Canada was flooding the media and travelers were being advised to self-isolate as a precaution


Ask the Pediatrician: T1D and COVID-19

Ask the Pediatrician: T1D and COVID-19

A Q & A with Dr. Farid Mahmud, JDRF-funded pediatric endocrinologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


How is COVID-19 Affecting T1D Research?

How is COVID-19 Affecting T1D Research?

Knowing that many research institutes are closed or have temporarily diverted staff or resources to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now asking the question: What does this mean for T1D research?


Lets turn type one into type none