JDRF Blog

Join team JDRF in Ottawa this October!

We're opening submissions for Kids for a Cure 2018, an exciting advocacy initiative in which JDRF gets youth from across Canada together to impact the future of diabetes research.


What you need to know about diabulimia

Maybe you’ve never heard of the term ‘diabulimia’ before, but this eating disorder affecting people living with type 1 diabetes is more common than you might think.


OHIP+: What does it mean for Canadians with type 1 diabetes?

Great news for Ontario youth! Insulin, diabetes test strips and other prescriptions are now free for Ontarians who are 24 and under.


NDAM 2015: T1D Looks Like Me

National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) ,November, represents a time where we celebrate all the remarkable achievements we’ve made in research and how lives are being improved. But it’s also a time where we need to reflect and recognize that there is a lot more work to be done.


Lorne Shiff takes on the JDRF Ride Again!

Lorne Shiff has been a member of the JDRF family his entire life; his parents, Helaine and Allan Shiff, helped establish JDRF Canada back in 1974 shortly after Lorne was diagnosed with T1D. He is a valued member of the JDRF Board of Directors, ...


The Research Continues

Before I became involved in JDRF, I didn't realize the extent of the research that goes on as a result of this organization. Their research has the potential to affect lives across Canada and even around the world. 


Jack Stuart is headed for Capitol Hill!

14- year- old Vancouver native and long-time JDRF advocate, Jack Stuart is packing his bags and heading for Capitol Hill. Jack was selected to be one of 160 children from around the world to visit Washington, D.C., for the JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress taking place from July ...


Mark Nicholson: Volunteer Profile

We recently had the opportunity to speak to Mark Nicholson, a long-time JDRF volunteer and supporter about his experience volunteering and why he continues to support JDRF. We are so thankful for the thousands of volunteers that support JDRF each year. 


How far would you go for T1D research?

We want to know how far you would go to make a difference in the lives of over 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D)!


Were you the type to walk for a cure?

Were you the type to make a difference in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research this weekend? On June 14, over 45,000 Canadians joined together to make an impact on the lives of those living with T1D. 


Lets turn type one into type none