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

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Dear type 1, It's been a big adjustment.

Type 1 diabetes became a part of Danny Miller’s family’s life just 18 months ago when his son, Cody, was diagnosed.

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Sernova recruits first subjects for its Cell Pouch<sup>TM</sup> diabetes clinical trial

Sernova recruits first subjects for its Cell Pouch diabetes clinical trial

Since 2016, JDRF and Sernova Corp., a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, have been collaborating on innovative technology to treat hypoglycaemia (low sugar) unawareness in patients with severe T1D.


#AccessForAll: We're demanding affordable and accessible coverage for everyone living with type 1 diabetes

#AccessForAll: We're demanding affordable and accessible coverage for everyone living with type 1 diabetes

JDRF is excited to be launching our new Access for All campaign this week to urge provincial and territorial governments, insurers and employers to help make life-changing technologies affordable and accessible for Canadians with type 1 diabetes.


Drug approved for treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease may protect beta cell transplants

Drug approved for treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease may protect beta cell transplants

Currently, JDRF-funded researcher, Dr. Jan Dutz, and his team at the University of British Columbia are investigating whether the administration of an antibody called ustekinumab among adults and children newly diagnosed with T1D can protect insulin-producing beta cells.


Making continuous glucose monitoring accessible to all

Making continuous glucose monitoring accessible to all

New technologies for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can significantly improve quality of life, but only a limited number of individuals have access to them.


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.


Surviving winter with type 1 diabetes

Surviving winter with type 1 diabetes

While the winter season can be a fun time filled with skiing, sledding and mugs of steaming cocoa, it can also be marked by not-so-fun events like the flu, sick days and visits to the clinic.


A top JDRF fundraiser from West Vancouver shares her story with Prime Minister Trudeau

Grace, 11, A Top Fundraiser From West Vancouver, Represents JDRF and Shares Her Type 1 Diabetes Story with Prime Minister Trudeau

In April, 10-year-old Grace Bull boarded a plane in Vancouver with her parents, David Bull and JoAnne Strongman, on the way to Palm Desert in California. She was planning to spend her spring break relaxing by the pool and soaking up the sun. She had no idea that when she arrived back home, her life ...


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.


JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

Thanks to a grant from JDRF, Rice University (TX) bioengineers, Drs. Omid Veiseh and Jordan Miller are combining cell-based therapy applications with sophisticated 3D-printed technologies to help the cells continue to flourish and produce insulin.


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.


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