JDRF Blog

Living in Japan with Diabetes

Konnichiwa culture shock! I set off on my first trip to Japan as a university exchange student. I couldn’t wait to study the language and culture firsthand. But not only did I have to get accustomed to the ins and outs of living in a foreign country rich in unusual and unique traditions, I also ...


Arnaud’s Story

The birth of a child brings its share of joy that parents will treasure forever. It’s hard to believe that from one day to the next, everything can be turned upside down. That’s what happened less than two days before my son’s second birthday.


Technological Milestones: Advancements in Diabetes Management

When I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my doctor gave me a prescription for a glucometer and strips and sent me off to the pharmacist. I didn't know what had just hit me and, although I knew a little about the disease, had no idea about how much technology was involved or how fast it was changing....


Fear

Although not a cure, for both those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, insulin is critical to managing the disease. However, insulin can also be a very dangerous drug. Some people, especially those who are hypo-unaware (those who do not know when they are experiencing ...


Lets turn type one into type none