December Cure Champion

My family and I have been active supporters since my son, Tommy, was diagnosed in 2009, five years ago this month. Tommy was diagnosed just before Christmas 2009, when he was 14. We went directly from our pediatrician’s office to Children’s Hospital in Boston, and spent the next 3 snowy days and nights going through […]

Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

Next month, a new study will start to further assess if a novel combination of drugs could help treat new onset type 1 diabetes University of Florida researchers are ready to launch a new clinical study to examine if a combination of two U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and […]

Consider JDRF at Year End

JDRF is the only organization with a strategic research plan to end type 1 diabetes (T1D).  For more than four decades, we have been renowned as a highly effective research organization with remarkable efficiency in directing donor dollars toward achieving our goal of a world without T1D. JDRF has always been dedicated to maintaining the […]

A song worth more than a listen

Korn releases exclusive download to benefit T1D research What can one voice raised against type 1 diabetes (T1D) do? If you’re Jonathan Davis, lead singer of acclaimed rock band Korn, one voice can reach millions to help people living with T1D. Jonathan’s young son, Zeppelin, was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago, and […]

Advancing a Key Artificial Pancreas Technology

Stable liquid glucagon developed by JDRF partner Xeris evaluated in first clinical study The JDRF Artificial Pancreas (AP) project is focused on accelerating the development of commercially-viable AP systems that better mimic the biological function of the pancreas and reduce the daily burden of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D). To achieve this goal, JDRF funds […]

Improving Beta Cell Health and Survival

JDRF-funded clinical study to test marketed drug to improve beta cell health and survival in T1D JDRF recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Comprehensive Diabetes Center, to test the impact of a common blood pressure drug called verapamil on the health and survival of […]

Need a New Athletic Goal? Give this a Tri!

Since 2007 the JDRF New England Chapter has been fortunate to be the charity partner of the Cohasset Triathlon raising more than $1 million for type 1 diabetes research. Created and organized by Streamline Events, the Cohasset Tri has become a leader in the endurance event market— consistently selling out within the first hour of […]

The Spriitlees Adventures in Kindness

Marcia Stankard from Westwood, MA wanted to help raise awareness and funds for critical children’s health charities including Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). She has written a children’s book series about the importance of kindheartedness and the magic of giving based on the characters The SPRiiTELEES (pronounced sprite-lees) from Kindness Grove Knoll. Her first book, an […]

Historic Progress for JDRF Encapsulation Research Program

First people with type 1 diabetes receive experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies Two JDRF-funded partners have successfully implanted people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies. These two programs are running in parallel and are evaluating two distinct encapsulation therapies. Encapsulated cell replacement therapy involves […]

November Cure Champion

The Levesque Family It is an honor and privilege for our family to be named JDRF’s November Cure Champions.  Reflecting back on where we were seven years ago, brings back an emotional whirlwind of memories.  October, seven years ago, our lives changed forever with Isabelle’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D).  Isabelle had turned 2 […]