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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Volunteer Spotlight: Martin Gilmore

Martin Gilmore and his wife Susan were Co-Chairs of the Piedmont Triad Hope Gala in 2013. Martin Gilmore is a focused professional and dedicated father who is “in the game” until JDRF has accomplished its vision of creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). Why JDRF? Martin’s daughter, Margaret, was diagnosed with T1D in 2007 […]

A New Switch Hitter for Type 1 Diabetes Discovered

Pancreatic cells are more adaptable and possess a greater potential for self-healing than previously assumed For decades, the prevailing wisdom was that beta cells could not regenerate and that their loss in type 1 diabetes (T1D) was irreversible—the reason why people with T1D require insulin injections for life. JDRF-funded research is helping rewrite the textbook […]