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

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Navigating the Holidays with T1D during COVID

Navigating the Holidays with T1D during COVID

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about shopping lists, holiday plans with friends and family members, and how to keep our children active during their time off from school, while adhering to the safety measures influenced by the global pandemic. We've pr...


JDRF and CIHR Announce Recipients of New Grants to Accelerate Stem-Cell Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF and CIHR Announce Recipients of New Grants to Accelerate Stem-Cell Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes

To mark November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF is excited to announce a new investment of $6 million to support two Canadian research teams as part of the JDRF-CIHR Partnership to Defeat Diabetes to help accelerate development of stem cell-based therapies for type 1 diabe...


Dear Type 1: What I want you to know

Dear Type 1: What I want you to know

We invited people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) – children, parents and researchers – to share what they wish people knew about what it means to live with this disease. Read on to learn varying perspectives of how T1D affects members of the community every single day.  


Let's Talk about type 1 diabetes!

Let's Talk about type 1 diabetes!

This year hasn’t been easy. As we adapt to a new way of living and shift our means of interaction virtually, we wanted to make sure we were still able to provide you with the best updates in research, education and all-things type 1 diabetes (T1D). So we launched Let’s Talk T1D!


JDRF launches Beyond Insulin

JDRF launches Beyond Insulin

JDRF is on a mission to continuously improve the quality of life for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and find a cure for T1D. As all JDRF grants are donor funded, more support is needed to push crucial research forward in Canada. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join Beyond ...


2020 Kids for a Cure Home Edition Round Up

2020 Kids for a Cure Home Edition Round Up

During the week of November 2nd, delegates joined JDRF for its annual Kids for a Cure Program. This year, due to COVID the event was held virtually.


Halloween 2020 Guide

Halloween 2020 Guide

For many families newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), few words instill as much fear as Halloween. A whole holiday centered on candy can be a lot for families to handle. However, with the right tools and attitude, Halloween can be just as fun for someone with T1D as it is for any other gobli...


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)


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.


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. 


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