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New test offers better insight into genetic risk of type 1 diabetes in people of African descent

Recently, a team of researchers in the United States developed a test to identify individuals of African descent who are more likely to get the diseas...

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JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

JDRF supports new research to create 3D-print encapsulation device

Thanks to a grant from JDRF, Rice University (TX) bioengineers, Drs. Omid Veiseh and Jordan Miller are combining cell-based therapy applications with sophisticated 3D-printed technologies to help the cells continue to flourish and produce insulin.


Developing an insulin patch pump with open-protocol communication

Developing an insulin patch pump with open-protocol communication

Imagine an automated insulin delivery system that is able to connect with other devices seamlessly. A state-of-the-art, tubeless technology that provides continuous insulin therapy, operates on its own platform and publishes its own communication protocol.


TEDDY study offers insights into causes of early T1D

TEDDY study offers insights into causes of early T1D

The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) is following more than 7,000 at-risk children from infancy to 15 years of age to determine the causes of T1D.


New JDRF-funded study aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in infants

New JDRF-funded study aims to prevent type 1 diabetes in infants

Researchers at Oxford University (UK) are offering powdered insulin to babies at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the hope of training their immune systems to tolerate the insulin they produce, thereby offering life-long protection against the disease.


JDRF and Gubra collaborate on the advancement of a new glucose-responsive insulin for diabetes

JDRF and Gubra collaborate on the advancement of a new glucose-responsive insulin for diabetes

JDRF has joined forces with Danish biotech company, Gubra, to develop a glucose-responsive insulin (GRI) as a treatment for people with insulin-dependent diabetes.


7 Quick Tips for Drinking with Type 1 Diabetes

7 Quick Tips for Drinking with Type 1 Diabetes

We sat down with our JDRF Marketing & Communications summer student, Evelyn Riddell, who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to get her quick tips on how to drink responsibly with T1D.


Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

Your Disability Tax Credit claim: An update

If you're among those denied the Disability Tax Credit, you may need to reach out to the CRA.


"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

"More funds for T1D research": Kaleb Dahlgren talks #TeamT1D

Kaleb Dahlgren joins the #TeamT1D initiative by sharing his thoughts on misconceptions about T1D and the role the Canadian government can play in supporting those living with it.


Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

Holiday gift ideas for people living with diabetes

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to get those special people in your life.


"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

"We're all in!" How one veteran bank exec went from having no connection to type 1 to JDRF Global Legacy Challenge sponsor

RBC executive Matt Varey returned to Canada with his family, after working for the bank in Switzerland. He didn’t know it yet, but his life was about to change – and not just because of the move. “When I got back, my job was national in nature and I travelled the country to get to ...


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