Tribal Leader Lisa Klumok’s life changed forever on March 26, 2008 when her two-year old son Bobby was diagnosed with T1D. “He was just a baby,” she says. “It was painful that first day home to tell him the shots, finger pricks, insulin injections, scheduled meals and middle of the night blood checks were not […]
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 JDRF Promise Gala a record-breaking success, raising $760,000! You can view and download photos from the event online.
The 2014 JDRF Promise Gala Online Auction is open! Bid now through April 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm CST. Nearly 200 items to choose from, including celebrity experiences, trips, dining certificates, gadgets, and more! Browse and bid now and tell your friends!
Keeping us on our toes Everybody is ready to pitch in and do their part at JDRF’s Greater Iowa Chapter. That’s because JDRF is a well-managed organization in general, but also because Craig Hansen recently completed his term as the Chapter’s Board President. He explains, “Since our Chapter had already achieved much success prior to my […]
Thank Congress for $150 million renewal of type 1 diabetes research funding JDRF is pleased to report that Congress has approved a one-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP). SDP funding has helped realize some of the most groundbreaking advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research possible. JDRF advocates have played an integral role […]
From trips and getaways to once-in-a-lifetime experiences and priceless treasures, the JDRF Promise Gala auction has something for everyone! View the 2014 Promise Gala Auction Catalog online. Unable to join us for the auction or prefer to mingle instead of bidding on the items you want? See something here that might interest a friend? No problem! […]
Relaying the Research One thing we can all agree on – T1D is a complicated disease. It is not easy for the general public to understand and the science behind the research is sometimes difficult to explain. But it is vital that we get the word out: JDRF is funding research that will improve the […]
Updated criteria could open new possibilities for intervention before symptoms appear JDRF is leading a pertinent discussion in the diabetes field about what defines a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). At the 14th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium today, Richard Insel, M.D., JDRF’s chief scientific officer, reviewed evidence supporting the need to […]
A warm embrace Kathy Stewart doesn’t do anything half-heartedly. No Mentor Program? She’ll start one! Need the Outreach Program to grow? She’ll do it! Or maybe you just need a compassionate ear after being newly diagnosed with T1D. She’ll give you her undivided attention. Ever since Kathy’s grandson Marston was diagnosed with T1D at just 14 […]
Guest Blogger: Sara Bancroft Sara is a group fitness instructor living in Mount Juliet with her husband and two young children. I was diagnosed with T1D when I was only 5 years old. I still remember the day that the school secretary called my name over the intercom and said that my mom was coming […]