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There are 32 item(s) tagged with the keyword "type 1 diabetes".

1. Exploring the role of genes in the development of type 1 diabetes

Dr. Suheda Erener is currently investigating whether micro-RNAs – a family of single-stranded molecules which are key regulators of gene expression and beta cell function – can predict the development of T1D.


2. Securing coverage through private insurance : Meagan's story

Upon a recent appointment with her endocrinologist, Meagan learned she would need to start with a new insulin pump that would give her the best control possible, but would also result on relying on a CGM — an expense she wasn’t prepared for, despite being a working professional with priv...


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. 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...


8. 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...


9. 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.


10. 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.


Lets turn type one into type none