2015 JDRF Children’s Congress changed my life

Of all the activities I have done with JDRF over the past seven years, none affected me as much as traveling to Washington, D.C., to tell my story at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress. Until recently, I was the only student at my school with type 1 diabetes (T1D), so I did not know how connecting […]

Smiling Young Boy Visiting His Pediatrician

Moving Toward Early Diagnosis

Population-based screening for risk factors could help change the course of type 1 diabetes Researchers have known for some time that the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be detected by looking for the presence of specific autoantibodies. That knowledge has allowed JDRF to support TrialNet, a project that screens close relatives of people […]

Tips for the College Bound T1D

­ College for young adults with T1D means more freedom along with increased responsibility.  Being prepared can help navigate that new found independence while succesfully managing their disease. Visit the student health center. Meet the staff of the health center. They are your best connection to staying healthy while away from your hometown doctor. Meet the nurses, […]

Be Part of the Kids Walk Program!

The 2014-2015 Kids Walk Program raised over $53,000 for the JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter and thousands of students in the local community were educated on TID! Want to get your child’s school involved in the 2015-2016 school year? All levels from preschool through high school can participate!  Now is a great time to approach your […]

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

Watch this: To learn more from MIT’s Dr. Anderson. Smaller Is Not Always Stealthier In a recent Nature Materials’ publication, Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) detailed how the immune system responds to implanted material depending on its size and shape. In this short video, you can learn about the future […]

Maguire Schmid Returns from Children’s Congress

Maguire Schmid,  15, of Lakeland had a once-in-a-lifetime experience last month. In between meeting kids from around the country and celebrity role models like Adam Schefter, Sports Reporter for ESPN; Este Haim, from the band Haim; Austin Basis, Actor; Sean Busby, Professional Snowboarder; Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, Journalist and Author; Carling Nolan, Pro Golfer; […]

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 […]