JDRF Blog

National Volunteer Week 2014: Walk Blog

Volunteers are truly what makes the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes possible. With your support, JDRF is able to engage communities across the country in approximately 70 Walks.


National Volunteer Week 2014: Ride Blog

JDRF is fortunate to have such passionate volunteers. JDRF’s Ride particularly involves many volunteers, from senior leaders in their businesses to department leads to team captains, who support colleagues affected by T1D. 


National Volunteer Week 2014: Advocating for a World Without Type 1 Diabetes

When it comes to fighting diabetes, there is strength in numbers. Across Canada more than 3,300 JDRF advocates are working together in making their voices heard in the federal and provincial governments. JDRF advocates build bonds with elected officials by sharing their personal ...


National Volunteer Week 2014: Gala

During National Volunteer Week, we would like to take the opportunity to recognize the many volunteers that contribute their time and talent to many JDRF programs. Whether it is the TELUS Walk, Ride, Gala, Outreach, Major Gifts, Government Relations, events or administration, we ...


Dave Prowten kicks-off National Volunteer Week

"From April 6 to 12, National Volunteer Week is being celebrated across the country. This week honours the extensive commitment and dedication our volunteers demonstrate through their continuous support across the country."


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 ...


Hot off the virtual press – JDRF has updates for you!

We are pleased to share with you the March 2014 issue of the T1D Insider, with even more multimedia elements for your enjoyment.


Carol Hagan is our March Volunteer of the Month

Carol Hagan is our March Volunteer of the Month! Her son Thomas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at six years of age; he is now 24. Carol’s mother also had T1D and was diagnosed at 40. We recently caught up with Carol to ask her a few questions about her volunteer work with JDRF....


Five Fascinating Facts about Dr. Banting

One of my Canadian heroes is Dr. Frederick Banting. Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best were involved in one of the most significant medical achievements in Canadian history. Dr. Banting and Dr. Best discovered insulin in 1921 at the University of Toronto. I dug through the archives to ...


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.


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