JDRF Blog

Shocking Statements About Diabetes

In grade 9 gym class, my physical education instructor was teaching a lesson on pregnancy. It was the kind of lesson where every student is on edge listening carefully to this all-new and exciting information. But I wasn’t expecting to hear anything like this:


What are your Thanksgiving tips?

Holidays, like Thanksgiving, are joyous times with friends and family. But get-togethers often mean food... and lots of it!   


Highs, Lows and Speed Skating: Mallory Zormans T1D story

 I will never forget the family vacation I took in the summer of 2001. We drove down the West Coast, all the way from British Columbia to California. It would’ve been a wonderful trip, if we didn’t have to stop for the restroom every twenty minutes. I was hospitalized and diagnosed ...


What songs get you through the hard times?

The power of music can carry you through the good and bad times. From rough days to the sunniest of days, certain songs can inspire you to press on. There have been times in my life where type 1 diabetes (T1D) got me down. There were a few songs that I remember helping me turn things around. 


Sometimes it just doesn't work...

Last week I had a meeting with the grandfather of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), who has been having some problems getting his blood sugar levels under control.


Does the word “diabetic” bother you?

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) over 30 years ago, I was immediately called a "diabetic." This was the norm back then and so I came to know myself as a diabetic. I announced it freely and there was no hesitation about the wording. 


Meagan’s Story

I'm Meagan and I'm 20 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in May 2005, shortly after turning 12, and after I had spent a long time in diabetic ketoacidosis. I was five foot seven and weighed 85 pounds. Since I was so sick leading up to my diagnosis, it was a relief to find out ...


My Summer of Strawberries…and T1D

It was the late 1980s and summer had just begun. I couldn’t wait for the long summer nights hanging out with my friends but if I really wanted to make the most of it and go to two-dollar Tuesdays at the movies ...


Sugar Pill Solutions

Am I the only one who has sugar pill storage conundrums? Back in the 80s and 90s, I remember my Dextrose pills were always in a convenient rectangular package.  


Sweet Dreams

I often wake up in the middle of the night. For the most part I turn over and try at least to go back to sleep.  


Lets turn type one into type none