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Pregnancy & T1D: Laura's Story P.2

JDRF employee, Laura Ciccarelli, was one of the many amazing women to participate in the creation of the JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit. Laura was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when she was 13 years old.In this three part series, we ask Laura all about her experience with pregnancy. From ...


Pregnancy & T1D: Laura's Story Part. 1

JDRF employee, Laura Ciccarelli, was one of the many amazing women to participate in the creation of the JDRF Pregnancy Toolkit. Laura was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when she was 13 years old.


The Banana-Stub Stopper

 When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, there was something in particular that really surprised and bothered me—bananas...or lack thereof.  Suddenly I was no longer supposed to eat a whole banana, instead I was only to consume about one third.


What if you could rename T1D?

Kim Cooper examines renaming type 1 diabetes.


What is a Beta Cell?

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘beta cells’ and the body’s misguided attack on these cells, resulting in T1D. For those of you who are just learning about the disease and how to manage it, JDRF wanted to provide ...


Inspiring People with T1D

There are so many people with diabetes who inspire me. Recently, I've been following Sebastien Sasseville's journey across Canada.


James Coones – Part II

James Coones’ biggest advantage when his son Aidan was diagnosed was familiarity


James Coones: Living his childhood dreams, despite having T1D

James Coones: Living his childhood dreams, despite having T1D


Being your true self with T1D

Entering university or college is a big and often scary start to a new chapter in life. As a second year student, attending university has exposed me to many new social situations – playing on teams, meeting new people, networking, going to parties – just to name a few. At university, the ...


Introducing our newest guest blogger...

Sam Shepheard joins the JDRF Canada blogging team.


Lets turn type one into type none