JDRF Blog

When Your Partner Has T1D

Kim Cooper interviews her partner Mike about his take on living with diabetes.


Jen Hanson is Living Life to its Fullest

Despite being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in November 1983 at the age of three, Jen Hanson’s family didn’t change their way of life. They camped, engaged in various sports and enjoyed outdoor adventures at the cottage. If they were worried, Jen never noticed. Jen’s love ...


Five Fascinating Facts about Dr. Banting

One of my Canadian heroes is Dr. Frederick Banting. Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best were involved in one of the most significant medical achievements in Canadian history. Dr. Banting and Dr. Best discovered insulin in 1921 at the University of Toronto. I dug through the archives to ...


Dave Kutner, Captain of the Canadian Men’s National Dodgeball Team, does not let T1D limit his active lifestyle

Diagnosed in 1989 at the age of five, Dave Kutner does not let his type 1 diabetes (T1D) deter him from actively participating in sports like baseball, football, volleyball, golf, and competitive dodgeball.


You can't eat that!

How many times have you heard this statement? For me, too many times to count. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that they should be the one making food choices for me because I have type 1 diabetes (T1D). 


Celebrate your Diaversary!

June 1 is my day for celebration - it marks the day that I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  Now you may be thinking that I have become deluded after years of living with T1D.  I can assure you, that most of the time I am a reasonable, straightforward thinking kind of gal.


My 32 Years with T1D

I was diagnosed with T1D in 1982. But surprisingly enough, I do not know the exact date off-hand. I know it was in January because my name had just been randomly drawn out of my entire elementary school to be the queen of the winter carnival.


Binge Eating During a Low

I would be lying if I said I always treat a low blood sugar level with a healthy glass of orange juice. A low gives me the opportunity to enjoy something sweet and for a good reason—to save the day!


JDRF Ambassador, Kaleigh Burkett’s T1D Story

Kaleigh Burkett is a seven year old girl from Vancouver Island, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) just over two years ago. Kaleigh is a JDRF Ambassador and fundraises for JDRF by selling jewelry on her Etsy page, in which $10 from each purchase ...


Kayla Brown Takes a Positive Spin on her T1D

I lived almost nineteen years of my life diabetes free. What I knew about diabetes was that my grandparents had the disease and it didn’t seem to bother them. Little did I know that the diabetes I was diagnosed with was quite different than theirs.


Lets turn type one into type none