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

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Updates from the Teplizumab Trial: You're Not Going to Believe the Results

Updates from the Teplizumab Trial: You're Not Going to Believe the Results

Last year, at the American Association for Diabetes (ADA) Scientific Sessions, a drug, called teplizumab, was able to significantly delay—for over two years—the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in participants with a high risk of developing the disease. This was the first ever st...


Virtual care for T1D during the COVID-19 pandemic – and beyond

Virtual care for T1D during the COVID-19 pandemic – and beyond

The type 1 diabetes (T1D) community has always embraced new technology – with insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), flash glucose monitors (FGMs), and a variety of T1D-focused apps rapidly becoming essential tools for many people. It’s no surprise, then, that the T1D communi...


Meet our celebrity lineup for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!

Meet our celebrity lineup for the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure!

If you haven’t yet heard, you’ve been invited to Canada’s largest virtual house party turning type one diabetes into type none…the JDRF House ParT1D for a Cure, presented by Omnipod!


"Without my cousin's discovery, I wouldn't be alive today"

"Without my cousin's discovery, I wouldn't be alive today"

My name is Rebecca Redmond, and I am #MoreThanT1D. I’m a writer, a public speaker, a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend…and Sir Frederick Banting’s cousin.


T1D and returning to work and school in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak

T1D and returning to work and school in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak

We are sharing information that addresses some of the top concerns of the T1D community. Note these responses are not intended to be medical advice, for that—as always—you must consult your own healthcare team.


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...


Nurse with T1D is reminded of her resilience after surviving COVID-19

Nurse with T1D is reminded of her resilience after surviving COVID-19

When Sarah Ayers and her boyfriend returned from a trip to Europe in early March, talk of an impending pandemic in Canada was flooding the media and travelers were being advised to self-isolate as a precaution


How is COVID-19 Affecting T1D Research?

How is COVID-19 Affecting T1D Research?

Knowing that many research institutes are closed or have temporarily diverted staff or resources to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now asking the question: What does this mean for T1D research?


Ask the Pediatrician: T1D and COVID-19

Ask the Pediatrician: T1D and COVID-19

A Q & A with Dr. Farid Mahmud, JDRF-funded pediatric endocrinologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


Tannis M. Richardson: T1D Champion Gives Back to the Community

Tannis M. Richardson: T1D Champion Gives Back to the Community

Giving back to others has been a way of life since Tannis was a young girl growing up in Winnipeg. Her parents were always community-minded, with hersurgeon father establishing the first collective medical facility, the Winnipeg Clinic, and her mother lending support to various organizatio...


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