JDRF Top Research Advances

The past year brought about significant advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) therapies that are improving how people live with the disease and bringing us closer to a biological cure and universal advances that have helped make this a pivotal moment in the history of T1D research. ENCAPSULATION The JDRF Encapsulation Program funds development of […]

2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Join us at the JDRF New England Chapter’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6 – 9 p.m. Sheraton Needham Hotel 100 Cabot Street Needham, MA 02494 On this evening, we’ll take a look ahead, as well as offer thanks to you, our volunteers and donors, for your support. Your passion […]

2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Join us at the JDRF New England Chapter’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6 – 9 p.m. Sheraton Needham Hotel 100 Cabot Street Needham, MA 02494 On this evening, we’ll take a look ahead, as well as offer thanks to you, our volunteers and donors, for your support. Your passion […]

Well-Timed AP Technology Offers Peace of Mind in the UK

A JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge showed that an overnight treat-to-range device improved glucose control A recent JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge has found that unsupervised, at-home use of a treat-to-range artificial pancreas system can improve blood-glucose control throughout the night and into the next day. You can click on the […]

16th Annual Spring Research Briefing Recordings Now Available

At the 16th Annual Spring Research Briefing, held on March 23, 2015 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, we celebrated the most extraordinary 12 months of research advances in the history of JDRF—highlighted by Dr. Douglas Melton’s discoveries, astonishing artificial pancreas advances and countless other real milestones toward our goal, funded and led […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Spotlight on Research

Eight years ago, JDRF created the Artificial Pancreas Project, and through the generosity of our supporters, we have been able to invest more than $98 million to fund artificial pancreas (AP) research and development. Today, this project is spurring innovation and bringing us closer to our goal of creating AP systems that automatically measure blood-glucose […]

T1D Trial Looks to Teach an Old Drug New Tricks

JDRF-funded clinical study of a drug called TUDCA looks to improve beta cell functioning in people recently diagnosed with T1D Until recently, much of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research has focused on suppressing the autoimmune system to prevent or reverse disease, but this approach has been slow to yield promising, long-term results in people with […]