Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

A new study is further assessing if a novel combination of drugs could help treat new onset type 1 diabetes University of Florida researchers are ready to launch a new clinical study to examine if a combination of two U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor […]

Athletes and Causes – Tickets on Sale Now!!

ATHLETES AND CAUSES Tickets on sale now!! Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at Ferg’s Live Tampa Tickets are now on sale for Athletes and Causes!  Join the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Mize Family Foundation,  Derrick Brooks Charities, Toby Hall Foundation, JDRF Tampa Bay Chapter and others, along with dozens of Tampa Bay sports celebrities for a great […]

JDRF 2015 Ride Dates Now Available!

  2015 Ride to Cure Diabetes The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is a destination cycling event that takes place in several stunning locations across the United States.  Cyclists of all levels are invited to come together to raise funds for JDRF and take part in a week-end long celebration that leads up to a […]

Fall Gala 2015 – Get Involved Today!

The planning has started for the 2015 Fall Gala!  Committees are being formed now – if you would like to get involved and be part of this fabulous event, please contact Christine Feller at cfeller@jdrf.org or call 727-344-4667.

A song worth more than a listen

Korn releases exclusive download to benefit T1D research What can one voice raised against type 1 diabetes (T1D) do? If you’re Jonathan Davis, lead singer of acclaimed rock band Korn, one voice can reach millions to help people living with T1D. Jonathan’s young son, Zeppelin, was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago, and […]

Advancing a Key Artificial Pancreas Technology

Stable liquid glucagon developed by JDRF partner Xeris evaluated in first clinical study The JDRF Artificial Pancreas (AP) project is focused on accelerating the development of commercially-viable AP systems that better mimic the biological function of the pancreas and reduce the daily burden of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D). To achieve this goal, JDRF funds […]

Help Us Grow the Kids Walk School Program!

The Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes School Program is off to a GREAT start!  the program is so easy for schools and very flexible – it can be customized to meet each school’s individual needs.  What a great way to educate your school community on type one diabetes and give them the opportunity to raise […]

Volunteer Opportunities!

Are you looking to get more involved with JDRF’s efforts?  Our Tampa Bay Chapter office is always looking for volunteers to help us with our mission!  Here are a few of the areas we could use some help: General office duties Phone calls Mailings School Programs Committee members Outreach events If you have some time to […]

Improving Beta Cell Health and Survival

JDRF-funded clinical study to test marketed drug to improve beta cell health and survival in T1D JDRF recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Comprehensive Diabetes Center, to test the impact of a common blood pressure drug called verapamil on the health and survival of […]

Historic Progress for JDRF Encapsulation Research Program

First people with type 1 diabetes receive experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies Two JDRF-funded partners have successfully implanted people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies. These two programs are running in parallel and are evaluating two distinct encapsulation therapies. Encapsulated cell replacement therapy involves […]