Give a Gift to Your School’s Library

The holidays are coming! Before your students head off to a new year, why not schedule a community service fundraiser through JDRF Kids for a Cure? Enroll by the end of December and we will send your child’s school or youth organization two fun books on type 1 diabetes (T1D) – one for teachers/instructors and […]

A song worth more than a listen

Korn releases exclusive download to benefit T1D research What can one voice raised against type 1 diabetes (T1D) do? If you’re Jonathan Davis, lead singer of acclaimed rock band Korn, one voice can reach millions to help people living with T1D. Jonathan’s young son, Zeppelin, was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago, and […]

Join Us on the 2015 JDRF One Walk Committee

Do you have a PASSION to serve for a good cause? Do you want to be a part of something bigger? Looking for a way to get some community service hours? JOIN US ON THE 2015 JDRF ONE WALK Committee  Help in all areas is needed: Pre-Event Planning, Marketing, Sponsor Development, Logistics & MORE!!!!! Contact […]

Congratulations to our 2014 Ride Team!

As this year’s season comes to a close, we just wanted to recognize the achievements that this team has made! This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Michigan Great Lakes West Ride to Cure Diabetes Team. Started by a few dedicated volunteers, the team has grown over the years with many of the […]

Welcome Sam Tidwell, Executive Director

It our pleasure to announce that Sam Tidwell has joined JDRF as the Executive Director for the Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter. Sam joins us from the American Red Cross, where he has enjoyed a 35-year career of success in fundraising and non-profit management. Most recently, Sam was regional CEO in West Michigan. Sam is […]

Making the T1D Vaccine a Reality

Nanoparticle-based vaccine is designed to re-educate the immune system and halt the attack on the pancreas Over the last three years, Selecta Bioscience, a clinical stage biotechnology company, has been developing nanoparticles called Synthetic Vaccine Particle (SVP) as an immunotherapy for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) with support from JDRF and it was announced this week […]

JDRF-Funded Research Leads to Beta Cell Replacement Breakthrough

A new method for converting stem cells to beta cells could speed encapsulated cell replacement product development and research to cure type 1 diabetes Insulin therapy has long been the only method of treating type 1 diabetes (T1D), but a major breakthrough in producing replacement beta cells is bringing new hope that more effective, alternative […]

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 […]

Unlocking Type 1 Diabetes Data

JDRF partners with Tidepool on data integration software for better type 1 diabetes management JDRF is partnering with the non-profit organization Tidepool to develop a new data integration tool for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who use insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, or blood glucose meters. The new tool at the center of the […]