Volunteer spotlight: Brian McIntosh

Brian McIntosh is the kind of good-natured person who is often heard saying, “What needs to be done? Just tell me.” Driven by the JDRF mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), he is always the first one to step in when help is needed. He motivates others by demonstrating the value of service to his community.

Internship opportunity for students with T1D

Students With Diabetes is currently accepting applications for their Students with Diabetes Internship Program. This program, open to college or graduate students who have been living with T1D for a year or more, is designed to cultivate the future leaders of the T1D community. Connect with others who want to make an impact in the […]

JDRF Scholarships Available for Incoming College Freshmen

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2014 The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, who participate in community and/or […]

Take the T1D for a Day Text Challenge!

Step into the shoes of someone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for one day in an eye-opening text campaign made possible through the generous support of Lilly Diabetes. In just a single day, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges people with T1D face. Sign up today, or any day in November, and […]

A word to our family teams…

Dear Family Teams, I am very excited to announce that we have had a number of new family teams register in the last two weeks.  Welcome to: Alissa’s Troopers Buzz’s Sweet Heat JDRF Interns The H-Team the LANE to a Cure The Lucky Charms Michael’s Musketeers Randy’s Racers Soulier Team Thank you so much for […]

What T1D Teaches

Upon diagnosis with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the disease immediately teaches you that your pancreas isn’t just this corn on the cob–shaped organ sitting behind your stomach. The insulin produced by this organ is crucial to metabolizing food, feeding your cells, and keeping you alive. When you’re diagnosed, you learn how to test your blood […]

Happy Holiday Advice for Parents

The holidays usually mean lots of changes in your normal routine—changes in eating habits, activities, stress levels, and surroundings, among others. When you have a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these changes require extra careful planning, but with a positive attitude and some practical tips, you can still have a wonderful holiday season.