JDRF Blog

T1D Connections: Kirsten Hannah

As editor of OWL Magazine, I interact with a group of kids who share their opinions and ideas. I’m so fortunate to get to know some of these kids, including Kirsten Hannah.


Ask the RD

Megan Skinner is a registered dietician and will be sharing her answers to the most popular diabetes related questions. 


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 ...


Your Opinion Counts

Last year, JDRF embarked on a new partnership with dQ&A (Diabetes Questions and Answers) – a market research company that works with an active group of people with diabetes who provide feedback on the diabetes products and services they use.


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 ...


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.


Competing for a Cure

Charlie and Geoff from, from Guelph, Ontario, created an exciting fundraiser called Competing for a Cure, and were successful in raising $5,390 for T1D research this year, exceeding their goal of $5,000.


Interview with Diabetes Educator, Carol Lezack

 Carol Lezack is a certified diabetes educator (CDE) who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of five and has been living with the disease for 56 years.


You Asked, We Answered!

With the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes less than two weeks away, we wanted to answer some of the questions we have received across Canada to make event day as smooth as possible.


Q&A with TeamONE’s Amberly Arsenault

TeamONE is a group of determined young Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) that take on challenges to raise awareness of diabetes and change perceptions of what people living with this disease can achieve. On June 14, 2012, TeamONE successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro ...


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