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11. Gala Volunteers are Celebrated for their Contributions

“As National Volunteer Week approaches, it is only fitting to recognize the many volunteers that selflessly dedicate their time and talent to help JDRF advance its fundraising programs. Whether it be walk, ride, gala, outreach, major gifts, government relations, events or administration, we are ...


12. Outreach Volunteers Create Impact in T1D Community

“Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Outreach program. Without their tireless commitment and personal experience with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the Outreach program would not be able to provide emotional support and resources to those living with T1D and their families. We would like to express ...


13. Volunteers at TELUS Walks across Canada show true passion

“JDRF is a lean, well-run charitable organization. This is important to me as a volunteer. Based on the research I’ve seen, I am confident that a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) will be discovered. The volunteers at JDRF are passionate about the cause and as a result do an excellent job in ...


14. Advocates Make the Voice of JDRF Stronger

“Every day, JDRF Advocacy brings together people who have type 1 diabetes (T1D), or a connection to someone with diabetes who are interested in making their voices heard. Across Canada, more than 3,200 JDRF advocates are working together to build bonds among those who are personally affected by ...


15. What I want my friends to know about T1D

When I tell people I have type 1 diabetes (T1D) the first comment I usually get is “but you look perfectly healthy. How is that possible?” So I thought it would be helpful to explain what the difference is. I know most of you who read this are acutely aware of what T1D is but I am sure many ...


16. Sparks of Creativity with T1D

I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of nine. It came as a complete shock to myself and my family. From that point, my entire life changed. Suddenly I had to deal with new routines, health-professionals, and taking insulin injections. It was a really scary and tumultuous time. But there were a few things ...


17. T1D Champion, Lorne Shiff Gears Up for JDRF International's Ride to Cure Diabetes

Meet Lorne Shiff. Lorne 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, a proud father, and a true T1D champion. This ...


18. Clinical Trials – What are they and why do we need them?

Over the past 43 years JDRF has funded tremendous amounts of diabetes research. In fact, to date, JDRF has funded over $1.7 billion of research globally. This has traditionally been scientific research; basically really smart people in laboratories looking at cells through microscopes. They have made ...


19. Coreen’s Story

My son Cayden was born an extreme preemie at 27 weeks. He barely survived coming into this world and has too many complications to list. He has had 6 brain surgeries so far and is shunted for Hydrocephalus. He has lung disease and we are currently waiting to find out what is wrong with his heart. Days ...


20. What’s your sweet of choice?

I always have coke and OJ by my side to reach out to but this time I didn't feel like either so went off in search of a treat. I came across my stash of candy and duly ate 3 which is 15 grams of carbs. Wait, then test again, you all know the drill.


Lets turn type one into type none