“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A clinical study published in PNAS provides further proof-of-concept that beta cell encapsulation holds real promise for making islet implantation a viable therapy for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Leading experts from industry, academia, and government came together the second week of April in Bethesda, MD, to discuss innovation in the development of an artificial pancreas system at a workshop hosted by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and JDRF. A commercially-viable artificial pancreas system would mimic the biological […]