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

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Meet the 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day Delegates!

Meet the 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day Delegates!

We’re so happy to share our 8 finalists with you – meet our 2020 Manitoba Lobby Day Delegates!


#AccessforAll recommendation presented to Ontario's Minister of Finance

#AccessforAll recommendation presented to Ontario's Minister of Finance

She was the youngest person in the room, and her presentation was met with resounding applause from the entire audience. Fourteen-year old Anne Pettigrew made an impressive and compelling presentation at last month’s Ontario pre-budget consultations in Scarborough.


A Look into the 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

A Look into the 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

JDRF President and CEO Dave Prowten testified recently in front of the Standing Committee on Finance as part of their 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations. Also appearing on JDRF’s behalf was Angie Sullivan, parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (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.


JDRF celebrates top 10 advances in research

JDRF celebrates top 10 advances in research

Now that 2019 has drawn to a close, we want to take a moment and extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support of our efforts in finding cures for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and improving the lives of the more than 300,000 Canadians and their families touched by this disease.


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.


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...


#BellLetsTalk about mental health and type 1 diabetes

Bell Let's Talk


JDRF Canada partners with CIHR in new funding opportunity to develop solutions aimed at prevention, treatment, and delivery of care for diabetes

JDRF Canada partners with CIHR in new funding opportunity to develop solutions aimed at prevention, treatment, and delivery of care for diabetes

In a new funding opportunity led by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), JDRF will partner with the federal agency to fund several new team grants that aim to uncover new mechanisms that control the onset and progression of diabetes and its related complications. 


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.


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