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 […]

April Cure Champion – Advocacy

Maureen Hill Collins Maureen Hill Collins became involved with JDRF after her daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on September 5, 2005 at age 12. Her involvement with JDRF deepened five years later when her son Justin, then 20, was diagnosed with T1D on September 3, 2010. Maureen has served on the […]

April Cure Champion – Outreach

Joanne Thompson Joanne Thompson is the loving mother of Adam Roose, age 24, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on January 8, 1998 at age 8. Everyone reacts to a new diagnosis of T1D differently; some people are so shocked at the news that they retreat into their families and close friends, while […]

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 […]

March Cure Champions

Young Leadership Committee JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a group of passionate and motivated young professionals (age 21-40) who support JDRF’s efforts to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D) while finding ways to improve the lives of people with T1D today.  The YLC is dedicated to raising money and awareness for JDRF through various fundraising, […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Oxenreiter

Check out this resume: Founder of Zip the Cure, JDRF Youth Ambassador, Walk to Cure Diabetes participant, Trial Net liaison, Promise to Remember Me Campaign advocate, JDRF Children’s Congress delegate, and regular public speaker on living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It’s hard to believe that someone could offer so much before the age of […]