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New test offers better insight into genetic risk of type 1 diabetes in people of African descent

Recently, a team of researchers in the United States developed a test to identify individuals of African descent who are more likely to get the diseas...

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Using a type 2 diabetes drug to manage type 1 diabetes

Using a type 2 diabetes drug to manage type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes may have little in common, but a new research study has revealed that a drug used to treat the former could also benefit individuals living with T1D.


A white blood cell type may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes

A white blood cell type may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes

A researcher from Milan, Italy has discovered that neutrophils – a type of white blood cell that forms an essential part of the immune system – can help identify triggers and predictors of progression to type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Exploring the link between hypoglycemia and abnormal heart rhythms

Exploring the link between hypoglycemia and abnormal heart rhythms

Getting a restful night’s sleep is often an elusive goal for many. Yet for someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be more worrisome than challenging given the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In fact, a new research study reveals that hypoglycemia can also induce abnormal hea...


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.


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.


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 ...


5 Ways Corporate Social Responsibility Can Engage Employees

5 Ways Corporate Social Responsibility Can Engage Employees

For Canadian business, philanthropic efforts are the best way to engage employees and induce positive culture. 


Our Guide to Navigating BBQ Season

Our Guide to Navigating BBQ Season

How to navigate BBQ season with type 1 diabetes. 


JDRF-funded research promoted at annual ADA conference

JDRF-funded research promoted at annual ADA conference

JDRF's leadership was highlighted at the American Diabetes Association's 78th Scientific Sessions. 


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