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1. Teen athlete with type 1 diabetes pursues dreams while raising awareness

Beth Miller is a driven athlete with an indomitable spirit and a passion for life. At 16 years old, the Calgary resident has competed nationally in skiing and is currently a competitive rower who has represented her province twice at the National Rowing Championships – all while living wi...


2. Using scaffolding technology to improve islet graft outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes

JDRF has supported research in beta cell replacement for more than a decade, aiming to make a stem cell-based treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D) a reality. 


3. Early results from Sernova indicate insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes

Sernova Corp., a regenerative medicine company based in London, ON., has shown in its JDRF-funded clinical trial that its cell replacement therapy, Cell PouchTM, can restore insulin production among people living with T1D.


4. Making a difference in the lives of Canadians with type 1 diabetes

Geoff Beattie has been a devoted JDRF volunteer and active fundraiser since 2004 when his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Currently serving as cabinet co-chair for the In Our Lifetime Campaign for Central Canada, Geoff shares his story on how the chronic illness inspired his invol...


5. The Holiday Season and Hypoglycemia

The holidays are right around the corner, which means family gatherings and parties complete with great food, alcohol, and eating at random times.  It is also a time when we are running around with last minute shopping, long car drives, and sleeping too little.  Needless to say, managing b...


6. Dear type 1, It's been a big adjustment.

Type 1 diabetes became a part of Danny Miller’s family’s life just 18 months ago when his son, Cody, was diagnosed.


7. The necessary evolution of how we fund a cure

“Our Ride first started with 8 stationary bikes and 20 people.” Peter Oliver, one of the founders of the Oliver and Bonacini Restaurant Family and a passionate leader in the type 1 diabetes community, was there at the beginning.


8. How one tech professional is spending his 50th dia-versary riding 200 miles to raise funds for T1D research

This year marks Miguel Alvarez’s 50th year living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). To recognize his monumental dia-versary, his sights are set on conquering two century-ride (100 mile) cycling challenges hosted by JDRF. The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF iRides are destination rides in c...


9. Committee recommends Disability Tax Credit for all with type 1 diabetes

Last month, Canada’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) released their first annual report which amongst other recommendations, stated that all Canadians receiving life-sustaining therapy (eg. insulin) should qualify for the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). When Kelsey Levandoski lea...


10. Fighting for her freedom. Fighting for her insulin pump.

24-year old Jessica Williams, a long-time JDRF volunteer turned JDRF staff member who has been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for 14 years now, is focused on enjoying her life as much as she can. She credits the freedom she has to her insulin pump but keeping both has been a battle.


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