Urge Your Senators to Support Renewal of the SDP

JDRF is excited to report that the U.S. House of Representatives approved, by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 392-37, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” which contains a two-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). The SDP funds important research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A two-year renewal of […]

March Cure Champions

Shari and Robert Cashman In January of 2001, the Cashman family’s life was forever changed when Alyssa, their spunky, warm, compassionate daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as she was looking forward to her 11th birthday.   In an instant, the family’s daily routine consisted of constant finger pricks, injections at all hours of […]

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes: Be Part of the Cure!

The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is an adventure of a lifetime. Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund the research to Turn Type One into Type None, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes […]

Progress to Type None: Cape Cod Walk Kickoff Event

Join us to meet others with a connection to type 1 diabetes (T1D), learn about exciting new research developments, and how you can make a difference by registering for the inaugural Cape Cod Walk to Cure Diabetes! Featured Presenter: Moira McCarthy Stanford Award-Winning Author, Nationally Known Diabetes Blogger at Despite Diabetes, and a Mother of a […]

33rd Annual Boston Gala

Join us to make One Night, our 33rd Annual Boston Gala, a special celebration of how far we have come toward the One Day when we celebrate a cure. 33rd Annual Boston Gala Saturday, May 9, 2015 Boston Marriott Copley Place To purchase tickets, sponsor the event, or make a gift, please visit our 33rd […]

JDRF Draws a Winning Encapsulation Strategy

JDRF video demonstrates the differences between micro-encapsulation and macro-encapsulation A new video, “Sketching Encapsulation,” was created for JDRF’s FY2014 Annual Report. Albert J. Hwa, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Research at JDRF, explains encapsulation and outlines four encapsulation projects that are currently supported by JDRF. “Over the last seven years, JDRF has cultivated several encapsulation research […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom CGM System to Offer Real-Time Glucose Data Sharing

DexCom G4® Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share Allows Users to Wirelessly Transmit Blood-Glucose Data and Alerts to Up to Five “Followers” in Real-Time    Medical device manufacturer DexCom is rolling out the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system that allows real-time sharing of blood-glucose data. The DexCom G4® Platinum Glucose Monitoring System with […]

Meet Kimberly Roosevelt: JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress Chair

It is JDRF Advocacy’s great honor to announce that Kimberly C. Roosevelt, of Dallas, Texas, will serve as chair of JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., this July. Kim, a prominent JDRF Advocate and volunteer leader, and mother to 13-year-old Elizabeth who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), will welcome more […]

Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in T1D

A video explains a potential new immune therapy in the words of the T1D investigator and one of the clinical study participants JDRF Research in the Field spoke to the lead investigator, Dr. Stephen Gitelman at the University of California San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital, who enrolled 14 people recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) […]