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 dpentescu@jdrf.org 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 […]

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom G4® Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share Allows Users to Wirelessly Transmit Blood-Glucose Data and Alerts to Up to Five “Followers” in Real-Time    Medical device manufacturer DexCom is rolling out the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that allows real-time sharing of blood-glucose data. The DexCom G4® Platinum Glucose Monitoring System with […]

Meet Kimberly Roosevelt: JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress Chair

It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]

Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]