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There are 27 item(s) tagged with the keyword "type 1 diabetes".

1. 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.


2. B.C. native, Samir Dattani, represents Canada at JDRFI's Children's Congress in Washington, D.C.

British Columbia, July 4, 2019 – 16-year-old Samir Dattani, a long-time type 1 diabetes advocate from Vancouver’s Westside-Kerrisdale neighbourhood, is set to join hundreds of delegates from the United States and around the world at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's 2019 Child...


3. 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...


4. 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.


5. The impact of your story: How #AccessforAll is more successful when T1D stories are shared

Having someone with the lived experience of diabetes relate their struggles with maintaining good blood glucose to political representatives and get across just how life-changing, in some cases life-saving, CGM and FGM devices can be, changes the whole conversation.


6. Getting Real: My Experience Modelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Evelyn, our Marketing Communications Assistant for the summer, was featured in the latest bra campaign, and the T1D community is loving it!


7. 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.


8. JDRF and UBC work to eliminate the burden for those living with type 1 diabetes

JDRF Canada awards new research grant to Dr. Kieffer to explore new options for stem cell derived transplants for diabetes patients 


9. Major investment in T1D research

JDRF Canada has made a major investment in accelerating type 1 diabetes research by awarding over $4M USD in grants to researchers across Canada.


10. Toronto Blue Jay, Mark Lowe – T1D Looks Like Me

Toronto Blue Jay, Mark Lowe – T1D Looks Like Me  This fall, JDRF Canada had the pleasure of sitting down with Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Mark Lowe to talk to him about his experience as a high performance athlete living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), his time in Toronto and the ...


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