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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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Does pollution cause type 1 diabetes?

Does pollution cause type 1 diabetes?

As the incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) continues to grow, Canadians have long speculated whether environmental factors – namely pollution – could be responsible for triggering an autoimmune attack.


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...


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. 


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. 


nPOD supports global collaborative research

Up until recently, researchers seeking to unlock the mystery of type 1 diabetes (T1D) relied on many different theories. Some stemmed from autopsy-based studies of human pancreas dating back to the 1960s, while others were from investigations of pancreatic material obtained from rodent models for th...


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.


Our plan to fix the Disability Tax Credit is working: Here's why.

Our plan to fix the Disability Tax Credit is working: Here's why.

Why carbohydrate counting should be explicitly allowed for Disability Tax Credit eligibility.  A joint submission with Diabetes Canada.   


Getting Real: My Experience Modelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Getting Real: My Experience Modelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Evelyn, our Marketing Communications Assistant for the summer, was featured in the latest bra campaign, and the T1D community is loving it!


What you need to know about diabulimia

What you need to know about diabulimia

Maybe you’ve never heard of the term ‘diabulimia’ before, but this eating disorder affecting people living with type 1 diabetes is more common than you might think.


Lets turn type one into type none