Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Klumok

Tribal Leader Lisa Klumok’s life changed forever on March 26, 2008 when her two-year old son Bobby was diagnosed with T1D. “He was just a baby,” she says. “It was painful that first day home to tell him the shots, finger pricks, insulin injections, scheduled meals and middle of the night blood checks were not […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Craig Hansen

Keeping us on our toes Everybody is ready to pitch in and do their part at JDRF’s Greater Iowa Chapter. That’s because JDRF is a well-managed organization in general, but also because Craig Hansen recently completed his term as the Chapter’s Board President. He explains, “Since our Chapter had already achieved much success prior to my […]

You’re the make it happen type

Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dayton Coles

Relaying the Research One thing we can all agree on – T1D is a complicated disease. It is not easy for the general public to understand and the science behind the research is sometimes difficult to explain. But it is vital that we get the word out: JDRF is funding research that will improve the […]

Caitlyn Fowlkes Receives Shining Star Walk Award

Thank you again to all the attendees of the Walk Awards Party on March 17th! Pictures will be posted soon.  You all are the reason our 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes was such a success!! If you were unable to attend the party, not to worry. We have your awards in the office! You can […]

Redefining the Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

Updated criteria could open new possibilities for intervention before symptoms appear JDRF is leading a pertinent discussion in the diabetes field about what defines a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). At the 14th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium today, Richard Insel, M.D., JDRF’s chief scientific officer, reviewed evidence supporting the need to […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Stewart

A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one!  Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]

Welcome McKenzie Graham, Development Coordinator

JDRF Central Oklahoma welcomes our newest staff member, McKenzie Graham!  McKenzie is the new Development Coordinator.  She is an Iowa native and graduated from the University of Iowa where she interned with the Eastern Iowa JDRF Chapter.   She was diagnosed with T1D when she was eight and has been involved with JDRF since that time.  […]

Ford Race Car Contest- Entries Due March 13

Calling all race car fans!We’re excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, can submit their original designs to your local JDRF Chapter by […]