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

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Announcing the new JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance

Announcing the new JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance

On September 24, 2019 we announced an exciting new alliance with Beyond Type 1, aimed at getting more information, more resources and more support to our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. 


#VoteTypeNone raises the profile of T1D in Canada

#VoteTypeNone raises the profile of T1D in Canada

Canadians went to the polls on October 21st and in what was a surprisingly close election, chose a (minority) Liberal government to continue their mandate. During this time, our federal election campaign #VoteTypeNone gave candidates of all political stripes an opportunity to express their suppor...


Excess risk of heart failure in women versus men with T1D

Excess risk of heart failure in women versus men with T1D

People living with diabetes are predisposed to several different complications given their fluctuating glucose levels, which can lead to stress on their organs. When it comes to cardiovascular problems, the extra risk conferred by having type 1 diabetes (T1D) may be greater in women than men.


Supporting the T1D community for over 20 years

Supporting the T1D community for over 20 years

Carol and Larry Hagan are strong believers in giving back to the community. As parents of two children – one of whom has a chronic illness – and JDRF supporters for more than two decades, getting involved to help make a difference has always been the Vancouver couple’s motto.


Making the best of the COVID-19 situation

Making the best of the COVID-19 situation

With visits to healthcare professionals (HCPs) now mostly virtual, tele-health and Zoom meetings now the norm, there comes a heavier reliance on self-monitoring.  


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...


A Look into the 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

A Look into the 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

JDRF President and CEO Dave Prowten testified recently in front of the Standing Committee on Finance as part of their 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations. Also appearing on JDRF’s behalf was Angie Sullivan, parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

JDRF Canada consulted a panel of Canadian endocrinologists to provide answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.


Severe lows? Spray it in the nose! New Nasal Glucagon for severe hypoglycemia available in Canada!

#BellLetsTalk about mental health and type 1 diabetes

Bell Let's Talk


Lets turn type one into type none