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

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First European clinical trial in human stem cell therapy for type 1 diabetes is underway

The development of encapsulation technologies to treat insulin-dependent diabetes has been at the forefront of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in North...

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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.


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 ...


Using new therapies and interactive technologies to reduce hypoglycemic risk

Using new therapies and interactive technologies to reduce hypoglycemic risk

Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, a JDRF-funded endocrinologist at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal best known for his work on the artificial pancreas, is collaborating on the development of a province-wide registry of people with T1D in Quebec.


JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

Thanks to a grant from JDRF, Rice University (TX) bioengineers, Drs. Omid Veiseh and Jordan Miller are combining cell-based therapy applications with sophisticated 3D-printed technologies to help the cells continue to flourish and produce insulin.


Exploring online delivery of health care for type 1 diabetes management

Exploring online delivery of health care for type 1 diabetes management

While frequent meetings with a health care provider result in better glucose control, it is often hard for individuals and families to commit to the traditional health care’s rigorous schedules and long waiting lists.


Join the challenge: leave a planned gift to JDRF

Join the challenge: leave a planned gift to JDRF

As someone directly touched by type 1 diabetes, I hope you will join me on this journey as we continue to invest in the advancement of T1D research. 


A glance at recommended 2018 apps for type 1 diabetes management

A glance at recommended 2018 apps for type 1 diabetes management

In a fast-faced world where technology is forever evolving, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest apps* designed for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). So here are some of this year’s top-rated, free diabetes apps to help you better navigate the world of carb counting, glu...


"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

RBC executive Matt Varey returned to Canada with his family, after working for the bank in Switzerland. He didn’t know it yet, but his life was about to change – and not just because of the move. “When I got back, my job was national in nature and I travelled the country to get to ...


Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to get those special people in your life.


We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

Our 28 young lobbyists wowed the Parliamentarians and helped them understand the struggles and needs of Canadians living with Type 1 Diabetes. 


Lets turn type one into type none