National Volunteer Week

You inspire us. When we consider the millions of hours our volunteers give to JDRF, the words “thank you” seem inadequate to express our profound gratitude. Volunteers are the heart of the JDRF family, the cornerstone of this unique organization, and the engine of our remarkable progress. Because of your partnership with JDRF staff, fundraising […]

“Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest

Please click HERE to support Grace Bouda in the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF! JDRF and Motorcraft/Quick Lane are joining forces to help raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research through the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF. The winning design will be featured on […]

Support JDRF with AmazonSmile

JDRF has been selected to be one of the charities in the @Amazon Smile program. When you shop @Amazon, select JDRF as your charity of choice and for each purchase made, Amazon will donate .5% to JDRF, helping fund type 1 diabetes research. Please click HERE to get started!

Positively T1D

This month’s Positively T1D article features Dylan Shaver. Dylan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in October of 1996 when he was 6 years old. Since being diagnosed with T1D 17 years ago he has developed an “always do you best” mentality. He has worked hard to manage his diabetes while going through school, […]

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 […]

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 […]