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JDRF Blog

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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Join the challenge: leave a planned gift to JDRF

Join the challenge: leave a planned gift to JDRF

As someone directly touched by type 1 diabetes, I hope you will join me on this journey as we continue to invest in the advancement of T1D research. 


A glance at recommended 2018 apps for type 1 diabetes management

A glance at recommended 2018 apps for type 1 diabetes management

In a fast-faced world where technology is forever evolving, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest apps* designed for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). So here are some of this year’s top-rated, free diabetes apps to help you better navigate the world of carb counting, glu...


"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

RBC executive Matt Varey returned to Canada with his family, after working for the bank in Switzerland. He didn’t know it yet, but his life was about to change – and not just because of the move. “When I got back, my job was national in nature and I travelled the country to get to ...


Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to get those special people in your life.


We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

We sent 28 kids to Ottawa to call for a cure to type 1 diabetes

Our 28 young lobbyists wowed the Parliamentarians and helped them understand the struggles and needs of Canadians living with Type 1 Diabetes. 


Study shows type 1 diabetes is still largely misdiagnosed

Study shows type 1 diabetes is still largely misdiagnosed

Learning you have diabetes is never welcome news, but it can be even more disconcerting when you’re mistakenly diagnosed with the wrong type.


JDRF Collaborates to Support Diabetes 360⁰ Initiative

JDRF Collaborates to Support Diabetes 360⁰ Initiative

Diabetes 360⁰ is a framework for a pan-Canadian diabetes strategy aimed at drastically reducing and eventually ending diabetes 


Using a type 2 diabetes drug to manage type 1 diabetes

Using a type 2 diabetes drug to manage type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes may have little in common, but a new research study has revealed that a drug used to treat the former could also benefit individuals living with T1D.


Exploring the link between hypoglycemia and abnormal heart rhythms

Exploring the link between hypoglycemia and abnormal heart rhythms

Getting a restful night’s sleep is often an elusive goal for many. Yet for someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be more worrisome than challenging given the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In fact, a new research study reveals that hypoglycemia can also induce abnormal hea...


"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

Kaleb Dahlgren joins the #TeamT1D initiative by sharing his thoughts on misconceptions about T1D and the role the Canadian government can play in supporting those living with it.


Lets turn type one into type none