Information on research, events, activities, and news from the T1D community across Canada.
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...Read More
Prince Edward Island resident and JDRF advocate Brooks Roche is getting vocal about #AccessForAll.
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.
I want to tell you a little bit about my resilient wife, Audrey.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...