JDRF Promise Gala: A Magical Night

Thank you for your generous support of the 15th Annual JDRF Promise Gala. We were thrilled to have over 600 guests join us on May 9th, and with your help, this year’s event was a record-breaking success, raising over $825,000! Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, donors, committee members, and volunteers! Your support is helping us to turn […]

Online Auction – Bid Now!

The 2015 JDRF Promise Gala Online Auction is open!  Bid now through Tuesday, May 19th 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!

Well-Timed AP Technology Offers Peace of Mind in the UK

A JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge showed that an overnight treat-to-range device improved glucose control A recent JDRF-funded study at the University of Cambridge has found that unsupervised, at-home use of a treat-to-range artificial pancreas system can improve blood-glucose control throughout the night and into the next day. You can click on the […]

Browse the 2015 Promise Gala Auction Catalog

From trips and getaways to once-in-a-lifetime experiences and priceless treasures, the JDRF Promise Gala auction has something for everyone!  View the 2015 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! […]

GUEST POST: The Allens’ Advocacy Corner

Sally Allen is the JDRF Middle Tennessee Advocate Chair and has been to Washington, D.C. twice supporting JDRF Advocacy efforts. Her son Garrett was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two years old. He was one of the youngest Delegates to participate in the 2013 JDRF Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. at just five […]

Two-year $300 Million Special Diabetes Program Extended

In an overwhelming vote, the U.S. Senate approved a two-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts for roughly one-third of all federally-funded type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the United States. “JDRF staff and our network of advocacy leaders and passionate volunteers all across the U.S. work tirelessly every day to […]

GUEST POST: JDRF One Walk Team Addison

We’re the Walk to Change the Future Type –The York family and Team Addison Addison York was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was four years old. Her father Ben York talks about the family’s experience with T1D and the JDRF Walk program.       How did you get connected with JDRF? When […]

JDRF Draws a Winning Encapsulation Strategy

JDRF video demonstrates the differences between micro-encapsulation and macro-encapsulation A new video, “Sketching Encapsulation,” was created for JDRF’s FY2014 Annual Report. Albert J. Hwa, Ph.D., Director of Discovery Research at JDRF, explains encapsulation and outlines four encapsulation projects that are currently supported by JDRF. “Over the last seven years, JDRF has cultivated several encapsulation research […]

Your design can supercharge T1D research

Kids, start your sketching! Children living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), ages 5 to 18, are encouraged to let their imaginations race for the checkered flag in the 2015 Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers. From now until March 12, children can submit their JDRF-inspired race car […]