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I have type 1 diabetes (T1D) and am worried I'll have to go into the hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak. How can I prepare?

I have type 1 diabetes (T1D) and am worried I'll have to go into the hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak. How can I prepare?

 Below are a few tips to help you better cope in case a hospital visit is required.


Making a difference in the lives of Canadians with type 1 diabetes

Making a difference in the lives of Canadians with type 1 diabetes

Geoff Beattie has been a devoted JDRF volunteer and active fundraiser since 2004 when his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Currently serving as cabinet co-chair for the In Our Lifetime Campaign for Central Canada, Geoff shares his story on how the chronic illness inspired his invol...


Using scaffolding technology to improve islet graft outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes

Using scaffolding technology to improve islet graft outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes

JDRF has supported research in beta cell replacement for more than a decade, aiming to make a stem cell-based treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D) a reality. 


Early results from Sernova indicate insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes

Early results from Sernova indicate insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes

Sernova Corp., a regenerative medicine company based in London, ON., has shown in its JDRF-funded clinical trial that its cell replacement therapy, Cell PouchTM, can restore insulin production among people living with T1D.


ViaCyte Inc. Edmonton site currently recruiting

ViaCyte Inc. Edmonton site currently recruiting

ViaCyte Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company, is seeking residents of Alberta to participate in a promising JDRF-funded clinical trial in Edmonton. The purpose of this research is to determine the safety, tolerability and efficacy of PEC-Direct™ (also known ...


Teen athlete with type 1 diabetes pursues dreams while raising awareness

Teen athlete with type 1 diabetes pursues dreams while raising awareness

Beth Miller is a driven athlete with an indomitable spirit and a passion for life. At 16 years old, the Calgary resident has competed nationally in skiing and is currently a competitive rower who has represented her province twice at the National Rowing Championships – all while living wi...


The impact of your voice this National Diabetes Awareness Month

The impact of your voice this National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) has officially come to an end, and we cannot thank you enough for your overwhelming support and participation. Here are some of the great initiatives you took part on that helped make this NDAM so special.


Securing coverage through private insurance : Meagan's story

Securing coverage through private insurance : Meagan's story

Upon a recent appointment with her endocrinologist, Meagan learned she would need to start with a new insulin pump that would give her the best control possible, but would also result on relying on a CGM — an expense she wasn’t prepared for, despite being a working professional with priv...


Exploring the role of genes in the development of type 1 diabetes

Exploring the role of genes in the development of type 1 diabetes

Dr. Suheda Erener is currently investigating whether micro-RNAs – a family of single-stranded molecules which are key regulators of gene expression and beta cell function – can predict the development of T1D.


Finding strength in adversity: Newly diagnosed teen competes in 2020 Youth Olympics

Finding strength in adversity: Newly diagnosed teen competes in 2020 Youth Olympics

Fifteen-year-old Kamilla Kozuback recalls fighting back tears as she successfully landed her final jump at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games this past January, placing eighth as one of the youngest snowboarders in the competition to ever represent Canada.


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