Volunteer spotlight: Brian McIntosh

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.

What T1D Teaches

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 […]

Typical Daily Schedule For An Adult T1D

Typical Daily Schedule For An Adult T1D

To shed a little more light on what it’s like to live with T1D, I have recorded a journal of a typical day in my life. A day in the life of Nick:   Living with T1D is not easy! That’s why I’m so proud to be a part of JDRF – because we are […]

Happy Holiday Advice for Parents

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.

Money Saving Strategies for People with Diabetes

The following is reprinted with permission from Tiffany at www.candiddiabetes.com. Let’s face it, most of us have probably faced the financial burden that diabetes carries. Test strips, insulin, pills, lancets, syringes, pump supplies…the list just goes on and on and on. Thousands of dollars per year from our own pockets, required to maintain our health […]

Insurance Coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors

New monitoring technologies come to market frequently, offering significant benefits such as the ability to read blood sugar levels continuously and provide information on blood sugar trends. While increasing numbers of people are using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), many health plans have yet to make broad coverage decisions about them, and are waiting for the […]