Fundraising Opportunity – Help Needed

Help Needed! Did you know that JDRF has been hosting a concession booth at the VanAndel arena for years!? In return for staffing their booth with volunteers, JDRF receives a portion of the proceeds raising close to $200k to date. The JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter Bike Team has been coordinating this to support […]

White House Honors Tidepool for Its Development of T1D Data Technology

New apps help simplify T1D management Tidepool™—a JDRF-supported nonprofit committed to reducing the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D)—has received a White House Champion of Change Precision Medicine Award for its work to develop innovative, open-source software and mobile phone apps that help people with T1D better manage the disease. The technologies will provide tools […]

One Drug’s To-Do List Could Grow

An osteoporosis medication could help restore insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by an autoimmune attack on insulin-producing beta cells, but studies have shown that many adults with long-term T1D are able to maintain some of their beta cells. One potential approach to curing the disease is […]

2015 JDRF Children’s Congress Day Three Recap

After three days of advocacy, education and networking, the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress is over. All 163 of our delegates and their families are traveling back to their home states and countries, spanning Alaska to Australia, having left an indelible mark on hundreds of Members of Congress. Yesterday morning, our delegates and their families got […]

2015 JDRF Children’s Congress Day Two Recap

After months of anticipation and a lot of hard work, we’re finally ready to storm Capitol Hill! Yesterday was the final day of preparation for our 163 delegates. Today, JDRF Advocacy staff gave region-specific training to our delegates on how to have the most impactful Hill visits possible. We want every Senator and Congressperson to […]

Taking Type One Diabetes to School

JDRF’s Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter and our presenting sponsor Novo Nordisk announce: Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes Seminars. School can be difficult, but with a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be even more challenging.   To support a child’s experience in school, JDRF’s Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter presents its […]

Diabetes Myths – Busted

Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being discussed among our diabetes community and beyond. And for good reason. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating yet to do about diabetes. Diabetes, in its many […]

JDRF Response to CrossFit

At JDRF, we don’t believe diabetes is a laughing matter or something to be joked about. During the week of June 29, CrossFit posted insensitive images and misleading information regarding diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. JDRF chose to take a positive approach and educate the members of the CrossFit social media team on the differences […]

Everyone Should Have the Best Diabetes Technologies

Read Annika’s bio I’ve known diabetes all of my life… I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2006 when I was seven years old and my little brother was diagnosed in 2009 when he was 22 months old. Our grandpa also has T1D. When he was diagnosed in 1957 at the age of […]