CGM-Medicare Bill Introduced in House

JDRF Commends U.S. Representatives Reed, DeGette and Whitfield for Introducing Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Coverage Legislation JDRF commends U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) for introducing legislation, H.R. 5644, the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014,’ calling for continuous glucose monitor (CGM) coverage by Medicare. This legislation (which now […]

You’re the make it happen type

Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Oxenreiter

Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]

Resolve to Run, Walk or Ride Your Way to a Cure in 2014

You’ve all heard of our Ride to Cure Program by now (I hope). Did you know that we have other destination type endurance events as well? As I (Kimberly Monks) write this, I am sitting on a plane to Orlando to cheer on and support the Team JDRF Challenge runners that are participating in the […]

Help turn Type One into Type None: Replacing the Beta Cells

I am Ed Aboufadel, the “Research Information Volunteer” for our chapter. A key part of JDRF’s strategy to cure T1D is to determine ways to replace the beta cells that have been destroyed in the pancreas and protect those cells from the body’s auto-immune attack. There are some promising research results for replacing the beta […]

A Resolution to Find a Cure

We’re hours away from another new year and while a number of advancements have been made in treating Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) over the past year, we’re still without a cure. So while we’re all making New Year’s Resolutions individually, let’s also make one collectively by committing to work even harder in 2014 to find […]