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 […]

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Team Cake-Cake

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Team Cake-Cake

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Team Cake-Cake Piper was diagnosed October 2011 at 16 months old. She is now 4 years old and loves to sing and dance. The team name, Team Cake-Cake, came about because cupcakes are one of Piper’s favorite things and her family likes to raise awareness that yes, she can eat that! Team […]

Shout-out to New Teams Raising over $500…

We’d like to give a quick shout-out to our New Walk Teams who have raised over $500 to date:  Jack’s Sugar Shakers ($2,220), Corin Thunderfist ($1,940), Team Slaughter ($1,300), Claire’s Cure ($1,175), Kure for Kie ($1,124), “D” SCORSONE ($930), Big Shots ($690) and Team Knockout ($514).  Keep up the fundraising! We have almost raised $95,000 […]

JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress application site remains open

JDRF is pleased to announce that applications for JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress are currently being accepted. JDRF Children’s Congress, our highest profile advocacy event, is held every two years in the nation’s capital. Next year’s event will take place from July 13 to 15, 2015. It will include more than 150 children, ages 4 to […]

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: T1D Super Brothers

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: T1D Super Brothers

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: T1D Super Brothers Tyler Winters was diagnosed with T1D at 2 1/2 in October 2011, and his first Walk was in 2012. Tyler and his family were blown away by the emotional impact it had because for the first time in almost a year they didn’t feel alone. It gave them a […]

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Peace Cure Emma

FAMILY TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Peace Cure Emma

Peace Cure Emma Emma was diagnosed on Nov. 8, 2006 at the age of 2 years old. She is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. Emma loves to dance, swim and be with her friends and family. Living with type 1 diabetes hasn’t been an easy road, but it is filled with lots […]

Team Spotlight: Jack’s Sugar Shakers

Team Spotlight: Jack’s Sugar Shakers- Congrats to this new team for raising $1,700! Jack is an energetic, fun loving, 6 year old. He loves playing baseball, watching football, and riding his bike. On Memorial Day 2014, after a fun family filled weekend, Jack was diagnosed with T1D. The initial shock sparked a lot of intrigue […]

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 […]