2015 JDRF Children’s Congress changed my life

Of all the activities I have done with JDRF over the past seven years, none affected me as much as traveling to Washington, D.C., to tell my story at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress. Until recently, I was the only student at my school with type 1 diabetes (T1D), so I did not know how connecting […]

Smiling Young Boy Visiting His Pediatrician

Moving Toward Early Diagnosis

Population-based screening for risk factors could help change the course of type 1 diabetes Researchers have known for some time that the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be detected by looking for the presence of specific autoantibodies. That knowledge has allowed JDRF to support TrialNet, a project that screens close relatives of people […]

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Watch this: To learn more from MIT’s Dr. Anderson. Smaller Is Not Always Stealthier In a recent Nature Materials’ publication, Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) detailed how the immune system responds to implanted material depending on its size and shape. In this short video, you can learn about the future […]

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 […]