Join us for JDRF One Walk Informational Nights – Grand Rapids

The JDRF One Walk team will host Walk Informational Nights throughout the 2015 walk season.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide an environment to help Team Captains and Co-Captains achieve their fundraising goals.  Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of Walk and serves as a great opportunity to interact with JDRF […]

Well-Timed AP Technology Offers Peace of Mind in the UK

A JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge showed that an overnight treat-to-range device improved glucose control A recent JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge has found that unsupervised, at-home use of a treat-to-range artificial pancreas system can improve blood-glucose control throughout the night and into the next day. You can click on the […]

Volunteers make the world go round!

The Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter wants to recognize all of our volunteers for the years of support. This week, April 12–18, is designated National Volunteer Week, at JDRF, we celebrate our volunteers every day. No other organization can boast of the strong volunteer/staff partnership we share. Our dedicated and passionate volunteers help us make a […]

2 Weeks until the Gala – Event Details

Just a couple of weeks to go, so read on for all you need to know as you prepare for an evening of espionage on May 1, 2015. Check out our updated webpage for details on the agenda, attire, menu and more. Make sure you bring your smart phone! Bid farewell to paper bid sheets […]

Two-year $300 Million Special Diabetes Program Extended

In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. “JDRF staff and our network of advocacy leaders and passionate volunteers all across the U.S. work tirelessly every day to […]

JDRF Draws a Winning Encapsulation Strategy

JDRF video demonstrates the differences between micro-encapsulation and macro-encapsulation A new video, “Sketching Encapsulation,” was created for JDRF’s FY2014 Annual Report. Albert J. Hwa, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Research at JDRF, explains encapsulation and outlines four encapsulation projects that are currently supported by JDRF. “Over the last seven years, JDRF has cultivated several encapsulation research […]

Volunteers Needed for “Day of” Help at the Gala and Diabetes Summit

Volunteers Needed for “Day of” Help at the Gala and Diabetes Summit

Want to have a great time while helping a great cause? Volunteer to help at our upcoming events. We are in need of enthusiastic people to help with the following: TypeOneNation Summit: Registration Kids Camp and Youth Camp Advocacy Booth and more… For more information, contact Denise Pentescu at or 616-957-1838. Promise Celebration Gala: Set-up (8am […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]