JDRF Blog

What if you could rename T1D?

Kim Cooper examines renaming type 1 diabetes.


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 ...


JDRF is turning type one into type none!

Last week from Wednesday, June 11 to Friday, June 13, we hosted the 2014 JDRF Annual General Meeting. It was a great opportunity to unite volunteers and staff from across Canada to celebrate the successes we’ve experienced as an organization in 2013, and to hear exciting updates ...


Did you join the community?

Where did you join the community this weekend? On Sunday, June 8, I personally joined the community in Vancouver, BC for the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes.What an incredible, fun-filled day at Stanley Park!


Inspiring People with T1D

There are so many people with diabetes who inspire me. Recently, I've been following Sebastien Sasseville's journey across Canada.


Creative Ways to Boost Your Fundraising with Suzanne Reisler Litwin

We are getting close to “Show Time!” That’s what I call the Walk. In the play, “Gypsy” the dancers had to figure out a way to get the attention of their patrons. The dancers with the most experience told the youthful girls,


What is a Clinical Trial?

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘clinical trials’ and the research JDRF is funding to find a cure for T1D. For those of you who are just learning about JDRF-funded research, we wanted to provide an easy reference ...


Andrew McWiggan: Engaging your community and raising funds

Fundraising is not always easy. There are so many organizations out there trying to raise money. You have to find ways to differentiate yourself, be creative and build connections with people in your community.


James Coones – Part II

James Coones’ biggest advantage when his son Aidan was diagnosed was familiarity


Lets turn type one into type none