Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

A new study is further assessing 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 granulocyte colony stimulating factor […]

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 […]

Arizona Cyclist Rides 104 Miles for JDRF

Arizona Cyclist Rides 104 Miles for JDRF

By Alyssa Hillman JDRF’s cyclists came together for the Ride to Cure Diabetes at the 32nd El Tour de Tucson at the end of National Diabetes Awareness Month. El Tour de Tucson is one of the largest bicycling events in America, and the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes program has raised $20 million for type […]

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 […]

License To Cure Raises Over $700,000

License To Cure Raises Over $700,000

By Alyssa Hillman ONE NIGHT – License To Cure was an unforgettable and rewarding evening at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia and more than $700,000 was raised for type 1 diabetes research. On Saturday, November 8, 2014, JDRF’s 450 guests filed in to the James Bond themed event and were welcomed by a […]

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 […]

It’s Time to Redefine Type 1 Diabetes

Last month, JDRF co-hosted a workshop where healthcare experts from government, nonprofit agencies and educational institutions discussed expanding the definition of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) to recognize the earliest stages of human T1D before a person is clinically symptomatic. The benefits of the proposed system could include potentially faster drug development, identification of people living […]

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Christina’s Champions For a Cure Successful with Tucson Walk

By Alyssa Hillman On October 25th, the Southern Arizona Branch kicked off National Diabetes Awareness Month early with their annual Walk to Cure Diabetes Celebrating Ron Santo for JDRF. Over 2,000 walkers and more than 20 vendors and sponsors gathered in Tucson at Rillito Park that Saturday morning, ready for a great time while supporting […]

Halloween with T1D

Halloween with T1D

By Alyssa Hillman Eating too much candy is a common problem kids experience around Halloween, but how do parents handle this treat-filled holiday with a T1D child? The Rose family, from Peoria, celebrates just like most households. They dress up, eat dinner together, and then visit their neighbors hoping to get some treats tossed into […]