JDRF Blog

JDRF Canada launches National Diabetes Awareness Month Campaign – You Dont Know the Half of It.

National Diabetes Awareness Month has begun! This year, our theme is You Don’t Know the Half of It. Through this campaign, JDRF Canada aims to uncover misconceptions and unveil the truth behind what it’s really like living with T1D.


National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM): You Don’t Know the Half of It.

This November, as we mark National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF will be sharing personal stories of individuals affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our goal is to raise awareness of the struggles, misconceptions and tasks that encompass their every day.


Kids for a Cure Awareness Day 2014

Check us out on Parliament Hill - Kids for a Cure Awareness Day is the largest and most impactful type 1 diabetes (T1D) awareness campaign in Canada driven by children.


My Kangaroos

Back in the 80s, my Kangaroo shoes were the equivalent to superhero shoes. It wasn’t just because they were purple and had an awesome kangaroo on the side. It was also because of the secret compartment.


Happy Thanksgiving!

As Canadians prepare for the holiday long weekend, we’d like to take a minute and wish all of our followers an early Happy Thanksgiving!  


Ask the RD: Which sugar should you choose?

With so many on the market now – coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses, honey, white sugar and brown sugar – it is tough to make a decision. Although it’s true that some are less refined, contain minerals, have a lower GI (raise your blood sugar slower), ...


What's your super food?

Recently I visited a nutritionist. Truth be told, I haven’t seen one in years. Partially because I didn’t want to take the time, partially because I was scared of what she might have to say. Change can be scary! 


Using ExCarbs to prevent low blood sugars

Often, preventing low blood sugars during/after exercise requires planning and adjustment of insulin. Even more challenging is when exercise is unplanned, and insulin has already been taken. In this case, extra carbs need to be taken to prevent low blood sugars.


Don’t let diabetes stop you!

Living with diabetes can often feel like a bit of a numbers game, since you’re constantly trying to balance out blood sugars that are influenced by food choices, stress, sleep, insulin doses, or other medications.


Out of your Office Chair and onto a Bike Seat

If you work in an office environment, chances are you spend most of your day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. JDRF wants to change that for one hour!


Lets turn type one into type none