Meet Elliot Brown – 67 years with T1D

Meet Elliot Brown – 67 years with T1D

Dear Friends, I can only hope that what follows will provide encouragement to all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to do their best to manage their diabetes. On August 15, 1947, I was diagnosed with T1D. I had lost 25 pounds in two weeks, while working at a factory to earn tuition for […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Lucas

Like many families when first faced with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Sarah Lucas and her husband Don found themselves in unfamiliar waters, anxious and overwhelmed when their daughter Mary was diagnosed in 1998. “We weren’t certain what to do, but we knew we had to do something that would help us gain a foothold, and […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roos

Barbara Roos has earned the unofficial title of “Gala Matriarch” at the JDRF Georgia Chapter, and for good reason. For years she has led the charge, collaborating with staff and community leaders to ensure that the most effective chairs, honorees and committee members are recruited for their Hope for a Cure Gala. Barbara and her […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Krieman

Andrew Krieman is a devoted supporter to everyone he meets. When his neighbor’s child was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007, he jumped right in to help raise awareness and find a cure. It started by helping with the Gala and before he knew it, he was co-chairing the event. Since then, he has connected with and […]

Join the Steinauer Family – Turn Type One into Type None

“The future depends on what you do today.” ― Mahatma Gandhi On March 23, 2000, our family sat in a hospital room with our 15 month old son, Ben, learning everything to survive life with this monster they call type 1 diabetes (T1D). The doctors told us just to keep Ben alive insulin must be […]

Brother and Sister Climb Mountains for a Cure

Haley and Ethan Maurice have a lofty goal. On July 16 they will embark on a three-week hike from Yosemite to Mount Whitney. The 221-mile trek will take them on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to the highest peak in the continental United States. The siblings will backpack by themselves with no […]

Top 10 Advances in T1D Research

JDRF-supported progress in fiscal year 2014 JDRF sets ambitious goals for progress in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research each year because our supporters inspire us to aim higher. We invite you to read about the real impact our strategic plan is making and hope you are as inspired as we are as each of these […]

Family Walk Team Highlight: Purple Panther Pumpers

Meet the Purple Panther Pumpers Walk Team! Small towns are about community and I love that our community has been so generous to our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes family team, the Purple Panther Pumpers. Not only do we walk in honor of my daughter, Claire, who was diagnosed at the age of five (now […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Ballard

The Impact of a Chance Encounter Sometimes the person who sits next to you at a breakfast table can change your life. That’s what happened when Mark Ballard was seated next to a child with type one diabetes (T1D) at a JDRF corporate engagement breakfast over 16 years ago. It was a profound moment for […]