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1. 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.


2. 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. 


3. Using ExCarbs to prevent low blood sugars

Often, preventing low blood sugars during/after exercise requires planning and adjustment of insulin. Even more challenging is when exercise is unplanned, and insulin has already been taken. In this case, extra carbs need to be taken to prevent low blood sugars.


4. Ask the RD

Megan Skinner is a registered dietician and will be sharing her answers to the most popular diabetes related questions. 


5. 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 ...


6. 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.


7. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara Conduct Innovative Artificial Pancreas – Ultra-Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin Trial Funded by JDRF

JDRF, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and the College of Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are pleased to announce the first successful clinical research trial using the artificial pancreas in conjunction with ultra-rapid-acting inhaled insulin. 


8. Sometimes it just doesn't work...

Last week I had a meeting with the grandfather of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), who has been having some problems getting his blood sugar levels under control.


9. Achieving My Dreams with T1D

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at just 14 months old, I was still an infant. I had lost weight and shown other common symptoms of T1D. Once I was officially diagnosed, I had to take daily injections of insulin, and it became a fairly regular thing for my parents and me.


Lets turn type one into type none