White House Honors Tidepool for Its Development of T1D Data Technology

New apps help simplify T1D management Tidepool™—a JDRF-supported nonprofit committed to reducing the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D)—has received a White House Champion of Change Precision Medicine Award for its work to develop innovative, open-source software and mobile phone apps that help people with T1D better manage the disease. The technologies will provide tools […]

Erica Scaglione Supports JDRF Through Her Music

Erica Scaglione, as well as her father Ralph Scaglione,  have been involved with the JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter since Erica was diagnosed with TID at age seven.   Now a music major in college, Erica is donating 10% of the proceeds for every original song she writes, including the one below, to JDRF. “Being a type 1 diabetic […]

One Drug’s To-Do List Could Grow

An osteoporosis medication could help restore insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is caused by an autoimmune attack on insulin-producing beta cells, but studies have shown that many adults with long-term T1D are able to maintain some of their beta cells. One potential approach to curing the disease is […]

2015 JDRF Children’s Congress Day Three Recap

After three days of advocacy, education and networking, the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress is over. All 163 of our delegates and their families are traveling back to their home states and countries, spanning Alaska to Australia, having left an indelible mark on hundreds of Members of Congress. Yesterday morning, our delegates and their families got […]

2015 JDRF Children’s Congress Day Two Recap

After months of anticipation and a lot of hard work, we’re finally ready to storm Capitol Hill! Yesterday was the final day of preparation for our 163 delegates. Today, JDRF Advocacy staff gave region-specific training to our delegates on how to have the most impactful Hill visits possible. We want every Senator and Congressperson to […]

Diabetes Myths – Busted

Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being discussed among our diabetes community and beyond. And for good reason. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating yet to do about diabetes. Diabetes, in its many […]

Maguire Schmid Heads to Children’s Congress

Maguire Schmid, age 15, heads to Washington, DC next week to represent JDRF Tampa Bay at Children’s Congress! While in DC, Maguire will visit our local and state representatives to share his experience living with TID and to help them understand why funding diabetes research is critical.   Diagnosed with TID at the age of […]

Matt Johnston Prepares for el Tour de Tucson

A BIG thank you to Matt Johnston for joining the JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter 2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes Team!  Matt will be taking part in the Tucson, Arizona Ride on November 19-22, 2015 and has already exceeded his $2,000 fundraising goal! Please join us in thanking Matt and wishing him luck on his Ride!!