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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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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.


JDRF Collaborates to Support Diabetes 360⁰ Initiative

JDRF Collaborates to Support Diabetes 360⁰ Initiative

Diabetes 360⁰ is a framework for a pan-Canadian diabetes strategy aimed at drastically reducing and eventually ending diabetes 


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.


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...


"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

Kaleb Dahlgren joins the #TeamT1D initiative by sharing his thoughts on misconceptions about T1D and the role the Canadian government can play in supporting those living with it.


An insulin pill for type 1 diabetes

An insulin pill for type 1 diabetes

Administering multiple insulin injections is one of the many daily burdens for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) – particularly among those with a needle phobia. However, a team of scientists is hoping to change all that with the development of an insulin pill to manage the condition.


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...


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).


Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

If you're among those denied the Disability Tax Credit, you may need to reach out to the CRA.


Ontario teens develop innovative survival kit for people with diabetes

Ontario teens develop innovative survival kit for people with diabetes

For most people, a power failure is a huge inconvenience. However, for someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be a daunting – and potentially fatal – experience since their insulin needs to be kept refrigerated.


Lets turn type one into type none