Scattered around the conference table at JDRF’s monthly Young Leadership Committee (YLC) meeting is a motley crew of NYC professionals affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D.) Some of those in the room have siblings or parents with T1D, while others attend to support their spouses or significant others. However, most of the members sport insulin […]
Chris Schultz was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 1969 during a time when people with T1D were not expected to live beyond their late 30s. Having witnessed other members of his family suffer serious diabetic complications, Chris vowed at a young age to do everything in his power to stay healthy and live […]
Halfway to New Hampshire, a bus full of eager boys itching to start their summer at sports camp slowed to a halt beside the road. The young man who’d requested the unplanned pit stop was Matt Ising, a nursing student from Penn State hired specially by the camp to watch over eight-year-old Will Bunzel; a […]
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.
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 extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that […]
Linda Wright has been a teacher, a salesperson and manager in a marketing company, and now a chef and the owner of her own catering business. She says, “Volunteering with JDRF incorporates all those professions.”
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 […]
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 […]
If you are 4-18 years of age and you are a newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetic or looking for a simpler way to understand diabetes, JDRF Kids Online is for you. Click for more information.
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.