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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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An insulin pill for type 1 diabetes

An insulin pill for type 1 diabetes

Administering multiple insulin injections is one of the many daily burdens for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) – particularly among those with a needle phobia. However, a team of scientists is hoping to change all that with the development of an insulin pill to manage the condition.


nPOD supports global collaborative research

Up until recently, researchers seeking to unlock the mystery of type 1 diabetes (T1D) relied on many different theories. Some stemmed from autopsy-based studies of human pancreas dating back to the 1960s, while others were from investigations of pancreatic material obtained from rodent models for th...


A white blood cell type may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes

A white blood cell type may play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes

A researcher from Milan, Italy has discovered that neutrophils – a type of white blood cell that forms an essential part of the immune system – can help identify triggers and predictors of progression to type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

If you're among those denied the Disability Tax Credit, you may need to reach out to the CRA.


Ontario teens develop innovative survival kit for people with diabetes

Ontario teens develop innovative survival kit for people with diabetes

For most people, a power failure is a huge inconvenience. However, for someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be a daunting – and potentially fatal – experience since their insulin needs to be kept refrigerated.


7 Quick Tips for Drinking with Type 1 Diabetes

7 Quick Tips for Drinking with Type 1 Diabetes

We sat down with our JDRF Marketing & Communications summer student, Evelyn Riddell, who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to get her quick tips on how to drink responsibly with T1D.


TEDDY study offers insights into causes of early T1D

TEDDY study offers insights into causes of early T1D

The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) is following more than 7,000 at-risk children from infancy to 15 years of age to determine the causes of T1D.


Getting Real: My Experience Modelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Getting Real: My Experience Modelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Evelyn, our Marketing Communications Assistant for the summer, was featured in the latest bra campaign, and the T1D community is loving it!


Developing an insulin patch pump with open-protocol communication

Developing an insulin patch pump with open-protocol communication

Imagine an automated insulin delivery system that is able to connect with other devices seamlessly. A state-of-the-art, tubeless technology that provides continuous insulin therapy, operates on its own platform and publishes its own communication protocol.


New JDRF-funded study aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in infants

New JDRF-funded study aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in infants

Researchers at Oxford University (UK) are offering powdered insulin to babies at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the hope of training their immune systems to tolerate the insulin they produce, thereby offering life-long protection against the disease.


Lets turn type one into type none