March 8 marks International Women’s Day (IWD) globally. This 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge.
For anyone impacted by type 1 diabetes (T1D), the term ‘biosimilars’ is one that will become increasingly familiar now that the patents of some biologic insulins are expiring. This means that biosimilar versions of these insulins may be approved, and some are already on the North American market.
Like most parents after their child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Cindy Voss found herself overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted. With an active 10-year old whose glucose levels would drop quickly and unexpectedly, Cindy found herself constantly worrying and would get up every couple of hours throughout the night to prick her son Mathew’s finger to get a blood sugar reading.
Ustekinumab, A Potentially Disease Modifying Drug for Type 1 Diabetes, Is Being Tested in Clinical Trials in Canada
A JDRF-funded clinical trial is examining whether a drug currently (ustekinumab; pronounced oos·teh·KIN·yoo·mab) used for the treatment of psoriasis (which affects the skin), Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease), and other autoimmune conditions can also work for type 1 diabetes.
We’ve received many questions about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in provinces and territories across Canada, and specifically at what stage people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) should expect to receive theirs.
On January 15, 2021 Sernova announced that patients in their ongoing clinical trial show persistent islet function and clinically meaningful improvement in glucose control.
January 28, 2021 marks this year’s #BellLetsTalk day. This provides us the opportunity to talk freely and safely about mental health issues, and to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with T1D daily – and how JDRF Canada is looking to do more to address mental health in this community.
For years, Rebecca Redmond’s mantra was to “stick to the devil you know” when managing her type 1 diabetes (T1D). That meant injecting herself with insulin numerous times a day, even after developing a phobia of needles, resulting in debilitating anxiety attacks and sometimes even forgoing meals.
Here are the top 2020 JDRF-funded research projects.
Low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, is a real fear for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Although there are rescue treatments for it, such as injectable or nasal glucagon (Baqsimi), there are currently no preventive therapies available. Canadian company Zucara Therapeutics, however, may have an answer.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about shopping lists, holiday plans with friends and family members, and how to keep our children active during their time off from school, while adhering to the safety measures influenced by the global pandemic. We’ve provided some helpful tips to help you stay safe and healthy during the holiday season.
JDRF welcomes the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine by Health Canada, which we hope will be one of many to be approved in the coming months to address the pandemic. We are grateful for the unprecedented effort by the many research scientists, clinical trial participants, industry partners and government officials who contributed to global efforts to rapidly bring COVID-19 vaccines through the pipeline and to our communities.