JDRF Blog

JDRF Advocacy Newsletter is online!

Want to learn more about how you can become an advocate for JDRF? Being a JDRF Advocate is easy and doesn’t require a lot of your time – which is the most important contribution you can make.


What type are you?

Are you the baking for the cure type? The cooking for the cure type?  Be the Walking for a Cure Type and join the TELUS Walk today! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes provides individuals touched by type 1 diabetes (T1D) the opportunity to unite with others with a similar passion, and to raise ...


Travelling with type 1 diabetes

With March break right around the corner, many families are getting ready to travel and have an adventure. For someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it is important to remember a few things before you leave home for extended periods of time.


Mini-size Portions

When I was young, I loved to play with mini-plastic food toys. It was so cool seeing my favourite foods in miniature size looking so delicious—even in plastic form!


Lipohypertrophy, what's the big deal?

Well, besides having lumpy, “not-so-pretty”  areas on your body,  the main concern is that if you inject into a lipo, your insulin may not be absorbed the way it should be resulting in ups and downs in blood sugar control and the need for more insulin.


Lipohypertrophy, what the heck is it anyway?

Do you have diabetes? Do you take insulin? Do you have lipohypertrophy?


Lipo-What?

Lipohypertrophy - a very long word for a very common occurrence for those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Interested in learning more? Stay tuned and join JDRF Canada and BD for Lipohypertrophy Awareness Week from February 23-27 to learn more and even meet Lipo Larry! ...


Spread the Love this Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, help spread the love to over 300,000 Canadians that are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  You can help make a difference in someone’s life by getting involved with JDRF, by purchasing a heart-shaped pizza at Boston Pizza, or by donating!


Be the Type to Make a Difference

Registration is now open for the 2015 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes events across Canada! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes provides individuals touched by type 1 diabetes (T1D) the opportunity to unite with others with a similar passion, and to raise critical funds for ...


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.


Lets turn type one into type none